How to do Mountain Pose

Back to Exercises

Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low Impact

Target Body Parts: lower back

Instructions

This is an active standing position. Have your feet together and your arms by your side. Press your feet down into the ground, hug the shins towards each other and at the same time broaden the knees ever so slightly until you feel strength in the legs. Tuck your coccyx (tailbone) slightly towards your chest, draw your belly button to spine and lift the chest to the ceiling. Draw your shoulders back and down and reach to the ceiling with the crown of your head.

A common mistake in this pose is to be passive rather than active. Also we can tend to have more weight on one leg rather than ensuring we are evenly balanced between the two.

Looking to add this exercise to your workouts?

Customize your workouts simply by adding or removing Sworkit exercises. Sign in or sign up to get started.

Try It Out