Knee Sequence – Mountain Pose

Did you know that just standing in an optimal position can also help strengthen your knees? Well, that is what we are focusing on today. So let’s all stand at the top of the mat and get into Mountain Pose.

Mountain Pose

  1. Stand at the top of your mat

2. Bring your feet together with the big toes touching or you can have your feet our about hip distance apart. Honestly whichever makes you feel more stable as you stand.

3. Roll your shoulders up and then back, drawing your shoulders away from your neck.

4. Imagine that you have a string coming from the top of your head and to the sky and that it is being pulled. Feel yourself grow taller.

5. Press the weight of your body into your toes, edge of your foot and the heel. Feel your arches lift. And bring a slight bend to your knees (we don’t want to hyperextend them)

6. Bring your chin parallel to the floor.

7. Imagine that you have a corset around your abdomen (from spine all the way around to your navel and feel a slight core brace.

8. Continue to breath in this pose. Inhale through your nose and exhale out of your mouth.

Check in!

How did you feel standing this way? Did it feel odd? The first time I followed the cues for tadasana or mountain pose, I felt a little weird because I wasn’t used to standing that way. But here is to better posture and stronger knees!

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