This is a very easy pose to get into, but it doesn’t just stop there. This is what we refer to as a mental exercise above a physical one. You will have certain poses that will require you to bend a certain way or twist a certain way to get any results, but with this pose you need to do quite the opposite.
You need to clear your mind, concentrate on what’s in front of you, and avoid clouding your mind with any negative thoughts.
This is definitely an exercise that’s meant to be done after a long day at work, or after spending a couple of hours taking care of your baby. If you’re tired this is either going to come off as a super easy exercise either it will be impossible, but if you’ve been doing this for a while you should be able to do it regardless. So, physically wise, it is not that hard to get started with it, you just need to do the following:
- Lift your arms above your head and stand tall
- Picture yourself as a tall mountain, nothing can move you, the air zigzags around you and you are left unscathed
- Take a very deep breath then slowly lower your arms and before they get all the way down exhale all of it out.
- Take another deep breath as you lift your arms up, trying to grab the sky and pull it down with you as you breathe out once again and lower your arms.
If you’re just getting into yoga you should definitely do this exercise because it honestly helps a lot more than most others out there.
If you’re a rookie then you will find yourself losing your mind when trying to get some of the hardest poses out there, but if you keep an open mind and just repeat this simple exercise you should have no problem with clearing your mind and cleansing it of all of the negative thoughts that must have clouded your mind that day.