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9.12.2014

#EveryBodyYoga Day 12 - Mountain Pose + Peaches & Green Smoothie Recipe

Day Twelve of the
#EveryBodyYoga Challenge

Day 12 - Mountain Pose - EveryBodyYoga Challenege and a green smoothie recipe
Mountain Pose




Although this pose seems effortless, Mountain Pose is wonderful for improving your posture and alignment, toning the spinal nerves, and creating a sense of awareness through out the body. It can be used as a resting pose or a preparatory pose for almost any standing asana. I suggest practicing
mountain pose throughout the day whenever you feel a need for centering. I decided to wake up early and take my picture and sunrise - such a serene and peaceful time to go out into the world and practice yoga - one of my favorite ways to start my days... Anyways, getting into mountain pose may seem fairly obvious, but here are a few pointers:

 Stand with the feet hip-width apart. Keep your arms down with your fingers extended and triceps firm. Check to make sure your feet are facing straight ahead. Balance your stance. Slightly engage the lower belly while lifting the heart and the crown of the head. Draw your shoulder blades down slightly toward your waist and just slightly draw them together. Let your attention rest on your breathing. 


Since today is such a fun and easy pose, I decided to share a fun and easy green smoothie recipe too.
This smoothie is PACKED full of greens, which are so very important in our everyday diet! Plus, this is the perfect way to start your day, everyday - healthy and delicious green smoothies for everybody!

Day 12 - Mountain Pose - EveryBodyYoga Challenege and a green smoothie recipe

Peaches & Green Smoothie Ingredients:
1 peach, pitted
2 cups spinach
2 1/2 cups kale
1/2 cup canned pineapple {I sadly didn't have any fresh}
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 green apple


Place all ingredients in blender and mix - it's that easy and it tastes so good!

Day 12 - Mountain Pose - EveryBodyYoga Challenege and a green smoothie recipe
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