Although a bit cheesy, modern quotes sometimes do hit the mark. A sweet sentiment..."In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind"...really resonates at times. Kindness can be complex or it can be quite simple. Saying a kind word. Listening to a personal story. Giving a warm hug. Making someone soup. Listening to someone vent their frustration. Sending a thoughtful note. Holding a door open. Listening to someone's problem. Helping someone in their garden. Simply being there for someone you love. We make lots of choices in our lives. Choose kindness.
Yoga Pose: Warrior II Virabhadrasana
Be kind to yourself while you show your strength and fortitude in this classic pose. Breathe into it, allowing yourself to be kind if you are feeling stiff or sore.
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 left foot out 90 degrees. Turn your back toes slightly to the left. Your left knee cap should align with the center of your left ankle. Exhale and bend your left knee towards 90 degrees. Press your outer right foot firmly to the ground.
Torso. Keep your torso and upper body upright in the center with your chest and shoulders still facing center. Your shoulders stay directly over your pelvis.
Arms. Lift and expand your arms to shoulder height. Release your shoulders away from your ears.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Turn your gaze to land on your left fingertips. Hold for several breaths., maintaining a strong stance. Return to center.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on right side]
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