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Mountain

Mountain pose strengthens the feet, ankles, legs, hips, glutes and core, improves posture, focuses the mind, and increases body awareness.
SKILL LEVEL
  • Beginner
BENEFITS
  • Strengthens the feet, ankles, legs, hips, glutes and core.
  • Improves posture.
  • Focuses the mind.
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing forward.
  • Balance your weight between the base of your big toe, the base of your little toe and your inner and outer heel—not pronating (rolling in) or supinating (rolling out).
  • Draw your shoulders back, broaden across your collarbones and let your arms fall naturally by your sides—palms facing inwards, fingers soft.
  • Align your ears over your shoulders, your ribcage over your pelvis and your hips over your knees and ankles.
  • Centre your head on top of your shoulders and look straight ahead.
  • Relax your jaw and the muscles in your face.
  • Inhale deep into your diaphragm and as you exhale, gently contract your abs to support your spine.

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