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Summer Shape Up Challenge: Mountain Pose

Demonstrated by Taylor Nelms

Mountain Pose – 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. Benefits: Improves posture and firms the abdomen and glutes as well as strengthens the ankles, knees and thighs. Tips: Your balance can be enhanced in this pose by moving your feet so that they’re slightly wider than your hips. It may seem basic, but you should take the time to fully focus and take control of your breathe in this pose.