If you have been in a yoga class, you soon realize that standing poses are the most fundamental postures. Standing poses create awareness and range of motion throughout the body by building general strength and mobility. Also learning to root and ground your legs in a proper stance, helps us to feel balance and feel more settled. Alma is here, to show us a proper stance in a wide legged pose. Begin a mountain pose and then lift your arms to shoulder height. Now step your feet apart as wide as your wrists and bring your feet parallel. If you feel unsteady, shorten your stance and over time as you grow stronger you can widen your feet. It is from this basic stance that you can adjust your feet for other standing poses like for warrior two or triangle.
Yoga in Practice, led by master instructor Stacey Millner-Collins, is designed to teach the foundations of yoga to the at-home student, and to encourage a daily yoga practice that is more than simply physical exercise. To purchase DVD episodes of Yoga in Practice, visit ShopSCETV.