Performed by Marin Jayden
Benefits: Mountain pose improves posture, stability, and confidence. It is the foundation of all standing postures. Avoid if you have a shoulder injury or chronic pain in that region.
- Stand straight up with your legs together or slightly parallel to each other, stretching your body.
- Open up your back and straighten your shoulders.
- Extend your spine from the top of your head to your tailbone.
- Lift your arms from your sides until they are in line with the rest of your body and continue to stretch.
Modifications: The are more than a few variations for the placement of the hands. Fingers can be interlaced with the index finger pointing up, the arms can be down with the palms against the thighs, or the palms can come together in front of the heart.