Interlace fingers, lift arms overhead, point palms up.
Lift chin slightly, look straight ahead.
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.
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.