To LEAP is to act quickly or to move suddenly from one place to another . To jump. Often we hesitate and want to think through all the options and variations and "what ifs" surrounding a decision or an opportunity. We want to be absolutely certain we are making the right choice. But there are times when we just need to go with our intuition and take a leap of faith that we are being offered an opportunity to experience, explore and enjoy life right now. There are many ways to reach the other side of the canyon. You can drive, hike or leap. Take the leap...the chance to soar may never come again.
South Rim Grand Canyon, Williams, Arizona
"Leap and the net will appear."
Yoga Pose: Lizard Pose (open modification variation) Utthan Pristhasana
Holding the position and strength of a great leap, while the energy of the Earth supports you. This open variation opens the 3rd and 4th Chakras - the areas of intuition and a loving heart.
Foundation. Start in a kneeling position. Set your intention.
Move. Step your right foot forward so that the right knee is in a 90 degree angle (or more), with the foot in line with the right outer hip. Allow the left thigh and groin to stretch.
Legs. Bend your left knee. Press your right foot and left knee firmly into the Earth.
Torso & Arms. Inhale and reach back with your left hand to hold the top of your left foot. Stretch the right arm up towards the sky. Release the shoulders away from the ears. Release the tailbone down and draw your pubic bone toward your navel. Lift your chest to open the heart center.
Gaze. Tilt your head back to gaze upward or turn the head to gaze outward. Reach your right fingertips to the sky. Expand your body in all directions, energizing the pose. Hold for several breaths. Release your left foot and right arm down. Return to a kneeling position.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on other side]
Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, Washington