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Pose of the Week: Summit

SUMMIT
(parvatasana)

SHAPE POSE
(from mountain)
Interlace fingers, lift arms overhead, point palms up.
Straighten arms.
Lift chin slightly, look straight ahead.

SAFETY POSE
Press big toes down, flare toes.
Tone thighs, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings.
Squeeze legs together.
Tighten glutes, press tailbone down, tone abdomen.
Move ribs back.
Squeeze elbows in.

REFINEMENT POSE
Lift chest. Stretch spine. Extend arms up, back.
Soften eyes, jaw. Notice breath.

Parvatasana warms up the shoulders. It works well prior to indudalasana, vrksasana, surya namaskar, and adho mukha vrksasana.

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