Take 5 to Innergize

Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose


Improves posture, creates internal space in the body, opens chest and restores and relaxes entire body.


  • Step 1: Stand with your feet hip distance apart, feet parallel to each other.  Stand away from your chair and desk. Contract your abdominal muscles, lift your chest up and relax your shoulders back and down.  Be tall and lifted.  Turn your palms to face forward, drawing your shoulders back a bit more.  Close your eyes.
  • Step 2: Take a few deep breaths in and out through your nostrils, focusing on the sound that your breath makes as it travels in and out.  Listen to that sound.  Get quiet and still and move away from your busy mind and into your body.  Be tall, like a mountain, taking up lots of space.  Become aware of sensations in your body as they arise.
  • Step 3: Stay here for 5-10 breaths or more.  When you are finished, open your eyes and return to work.