Does how you stand inform how you think or does how you think inform how you stand?
In yoga we use physical posture to affect our mental state. Specifically, we use the arms and legs to gain access to the spine, the great highway of information that connects to the brainstem.
How we distribute our weight on our feet affects how the body experiences gravity.
When the spine doesn’t feel support coming to it from the arms and legs, it feels strained, lending to a feeling of fatigue that dulls the mind. When the body feels light in how it is interfacing with gravity, the mind acquires agility.
Tadasana: Mountain Pose
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