Mountain pose is one of the most fundamental poses in Swimming Specific Yoga. Almost every other pose has at least one element of mountain within it's foundation.
The benefits of mountain pose include:
The cues for this pose include:
You can find more detailed descriptions on how to do different poses, their benefits, common errors, modifications and cautions in our pose database, which is free to access until September 7th!
One of the most common questions I get is; "What yoga mat should I get?"
How much of a difference can a yoga mat really make? When starting my yoga practice, I didn’t think much, but after almost 20 years of experience, I now know better.
Several experiences slowly changed my view: a down-dog-turned-plank, because I couldn’t keep my hands from slipping; joints that I was trying to preserve started to ache because of a lack of cushioning; an inability to relax in savasana because my mat smelled like it was well past its expiration date.
So I decided that investing in a good mat was a wise idea.
Check out the article below where I review several high quality eco mats that are carried by YogaOutlet.
Is a 500-hour trained yoga teacher and therapist. He began teaching yoga after a 20-year swim coaching career.