The mountain pose is one of the foundational asanas in yoga. An asana is a Sanskrit term for posture.
You’ll see it as a warm-up pose and part of a Sun Salutation Series or Surya Namaskara in Sanskrit. It is a sequence of 12 poses or asanas that is traditionally done in the morning, facing the rising sun, explains author, Krishan Kumar Suman, in the 2006 book.
This pose is deceptively easy. You begin by standing tall with a straight spine. Your big toes should touch. But if you find it difficult, you can keep your feet apart slightly.
Keep your arms at your side with your palms facing outward. Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds, working your way up to a full minute.
The mountain pose will improve your posture and balance while strengthening the muscles in your lower body.