Mountain Pose

When I first tried mountain pose in yoga, it didn’t seem like much was happening. Then the teacher instructed us to engage and strengthen our muscles, keeping them active as we grounded our feet firmly into the earth. This foundational pose helps to improve posture, focus and balance. Mountain Pose can be practiced many times throughout the day while doing ordinary activities. I still need reminders to keep my muscles engaged, but hopefully over time a habit is formed so that my body naturally maintains this posture on its own. What if I practice engaging my senses? If I can form a discipline of awareness for all that surrounds me, maybe it’s a step closer to unceasing prayer. Muscles engaged. Senses engaged. Body posture aligned. Faith aligned. Good to go.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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