Active Mountain Pose

Active Mountain adds flowing arm movement to Mountain Pose. As we extend and circle our arms, we begin to warm our arms and our body as our feet and legs remain grounded.  Active Mountain helps us center our thoughts, focus on our body and our breath, and bring calm to our mind. You may close your eyes if this is comfortable for you.

Stand straight and tall, feet hip width distance apart.

Feel the crown of our head reaching toward the sky.

Our shoulders are back and down away from our ears.

Our pelvis tilts forward as our core pulls our belly button to our spine.

Our arms are at our sides, finger tips reaching toward the floor.

As we inhale deeply, expanding our chest, filling our lungs, we gently circle our arms up and around to meet palms facing above our head.

We feel the dynamic tension throughout our bodies as we reach high and push down through our legs and feet.

As we exhale, we lower our hands down through the mid-line of our forehead, nose, mouth to our heart center (middle of our breastbone) in prayer pose, elbows pointing outward. 

On the inhale, we drop our hands down to the pubic bone and circle up and out reaching, stretching to meet again above our head.

Exhale, lower our hands back through the mid-line to prayer position.

Repeat 10 times . . . inhale: reach, expand.  exhale: slowly return to prayer position. 

Move at your own pace.

Practice for your body today.

Move slowly and deliberately both into poses and out of poses.

Be kind to yourself. Be patient.

Consistent practice will help us build strength, flexibility and endurance.

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