- Strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine
- Stretches shoulders and chest
- Stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart
- Reduces flat feet
- Invigorates and energizes the whole body.
- In Tadasana, Mountain pose, with the feet together or hip width apart, inhale the arms forward parallel to the floor.
- Exhale and bend the knees, squatting down. Reach the hips down and back as if you were going to sit on the edge of a chair.
- Bring your weight to the heels of the feet. Do not bring the hips lower than the level of the knees. The knees should be pointing straight ahead.
- Relax the shoulders down and back and reach out through the finger tips.
- Breathe and hold for 4 breaths.
- To release: inhale and press down into the feet straightening the legs lifting the arms up toward the ceiling.
- Exhale release the arms down back into Tadasana.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Low blood pressure