To DARE is to have the boldness to try, to venture, to meet defiantly and face courageously. As a child, the other kids might "dare" you to try something new, untried, or even something scary. Back then, you took a deep breath and then plunged ahead with your heart beating out of your chest. When was the last time you took that kind of dare? Find that breathless feeling again. Challenge yourself to try something new. You have what it takes. I dare you.
Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona
"I dare to do it."
Yoga Pose: Exalted Warrior I/II Virabhadrasana I/II (Variation)
Dare to try a variation of Warrior II as you move into Warrior I.
Foundation. Start in Tadasana - Mountain Pose. Set your intention.
Stance. Step your feet apart so that the outer borders of your feet align with your wrists when your arms are spread wide. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees. Turn your back toes slightly to the right. The right knee cap should align with the center of the right ankle.
Exhale and bend your right knee towards 90 degrees. Press the outer left heel firmly to the ground.
Torso. Keep your torso and upper body upright in the center with your chest and and shoulders still facing center. Shoulders stay directly over the pelvis.
Arms. Lift and expand your arms to shoulder height (Warrior II). Release your shoulders away from your ears. Then continue arching your back as you lift your right arm up to a soft curve. Let your left arm float down into a reverse curve.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Turn your gaze to look up toward your right hand and the sky above you.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on right side]
Cathedral Rock at Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona