This flow is an important offering that reaffirms strength and makes space for vulnerability. Heart openers ignite power, while resting poses help ground it in wisdom—so you can embrace the entire texture of your being. Feel free to modify and use props.
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Stand in the strength of stillness with your feet together or hip-width apart. Inhale your shoulders up. Exhale them back and down with your palms facing forward and your arms relaxed. Gently press your shoulder blades into your back, and close your eyes or soften your gaze. Inhaling deeply through your nose and exhaling through your mouth, take 3–5 cleansing breaths.
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About the author
Shane Roberts is a yoga teacher and the co-founder of Red Clay Yoga. He studied yoga philosophy with Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati at Kashi Atlanta. Learn more at redclayyoga.org.