I want to give you a break down of what can be considered the blueprint of all yoga poses, Mountain Pose! This pose is also known as Tadasana, which is the Sanskrit for Mountain Pose.
Whenever in go into any yoga pose I think to myself, what can I do in this pose that I can do in Mountain Pose. That’s why it is the blueprint for other yoga poses. That doesn’t mean everything that you do in mountain pose is applicable in every pose. It does however mean you can use the mountain pose blueprint to fine tune your alignment in each pose and provide information on how to ground, lift, lengthen and strengthen in the pose you are in.
Mountain pose is one of the most important yoga poses to practice and can be practiced anywhere. Except I wouldn’t aim to do it at the very edge of a mountain. That’s just dangerous. If fact I don’t recommend going to the edge or ledge of anything to practice yoga. Do, however, go to a mountain and practice yoga in your free time, just stay off the edge. You can also photoshop a mountain around you if have to go to work that day and don’t have time for the actual mountain. With that in mind, please note, that to do Mountain Pose no actual mountain is required.
Check out these two videos I created just for you! The first video will show you the proper alignment of mountain pose. In the second and shorter video we will apply the pose to other yoga poses, aka yoga asanas. Please practice, take notes, and then practice again. In fact practice mountain pose every single day to keep your spine strong and happy!
Ps. You may notice my left shoulder hikes up and my right hip also. That is do to my scoliosis. I grew pretty wacky as a kid. Yet yoga has helped my spine stay strong and prevent me from being the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Just want to let you know in case you thought your screen was oddly slanted. It’s not, it’s me. (“snickers”)
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