I'm pretty sure this is how the sages did it. Go to the woods and hug a tree. These next few weeks are the most stunning time of year in Georgia.
The purpose of standing postures is to strengthen your legs. Develop the quality of Earth in them. The stronger your legs, the more fluid the spine and the more calm the nervous system. Here's some simple instructions to get started with a grounding and energizing standing posture.
Parivrrtta Hasta Padangusthasana 1. Exhaling, root the four corners of your foot and the bones of your leg towards the ground. 2. Inhaling, recoil the arch, contract your quadriceps and lift the pit of the abdomen. 3. Exhaling, twist your spine. 4. Inhaling, smile in your heart! 5. Repeat.