Posture of the month: Mountain pose 

 

Sanskrit name - Tadasana 

For the launch of Willoughby Wellness I thought it would be appropriate to start from the beginning. The very foundations of your yoga practise a level one pose. 

As easy as you think standing tall is you can really get into the unique benefits for your individual posture. 

It can be used to ground your practise or as a resting place. 

 

Method

Stand with the bases of your big toes touching, heels may be slightly apart enough for the second toes are parallel. Lift & spread your balls of your feet & toes then lay them firm into the ground. Allow yourself to rock forward back, side to side then slowly let the movement disappear to stillness. 

Firm your thighs, lifting knee caps. Legs muscles are engaged without hardening lower belly. Lengthen tailbone down lift pubis to navel. 

Draw shoulder blades into your back, then widen them across & release them down your back. Avoid pushing the ribs forward, lift the top of your sternum up. Widen collar bones allow the arms to hang beside your torso. 

Draw the back of your head slightly tucking the chin. soften throat jawline eye brow centre.