2. Mountain pose with hands in reverse prayer position

If you can look at yourself in the mirror, this stretch looks quite like a penguin hold out his/her wings. Stand in Mountain Pose (Tadasana), feet beneath the hip bones, and your weight towards the balls of the feet. Energize through the spine. Breathe, lifting the arms overhead for the first breath.

Imagine gathering in snowflakes as the hands come to prayer position at heart center. On the hands open and circle downward to come at prayer position behind you, where the tips of your shoulder blades meet. Repeat the cycle of breathing 4 times.

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