1. Tadasana – Mountain Pose
“Get grounded through whatever makes contact with the ground …” Sheila Baker
How: Ground through the soles of your feet, settle physically. Press down into the feet and activate the legs. Breathe freely and enjoy a sense of expansion and length as you inhale, ground and support as you exhale.
Details: Check that you’re not tilting the pelvis forwards or collapsing through your lower back. Touch your hands lightly together at the heart space (chest) and spend a few moments connecting to your breath. Check in with how you feel physically and emotionally. Variations such as raising and lowering the arms or lifting the heels off the ground will cultivate greater focus and balance.
Function: Great for co-ordinating breath with movement, mobilising the shoulders, ankles and feet. Establishes your foundation, breath and cultivate greater bodily awareness.