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Updated: Dec 29, 2020

To MEND is to make something broken, worn, torn or otherwise damaged whole, sound or usable by repairing or fixing. What needs mending in your life? Whether it is tattered clothes or relationships, broken fences or hearts, damaged items or psyche, it is difficult to grow and find peace if these shards of misuse and neglect are still present in your life. Get out your metaphorical broom, sweep up the mess and mend the damage. Do the work. Then watch how the magnificence of the world unfolds to you in all its majesty and glory.

Humboldt Peak, Wells, Nevada

"I mend what is broken or release it."

Yoga Pose: Parsvottanasana Pyramid Pose

Surrender your heart in a forward fold that challenges your balance. Forward folds allow us to search within to gain perspective.

Foundation. Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Set your intention.

Stance. Step your right foot a comfortable distance back (18"-24" without straining). Keep your feet parallel to each other with the outer edges of your feet aligned with the outer edges of your hips. Keep your knees straight, but allow a softness without bending them.

Torso. Inhale and lift your heart, moving into a slightly uplifted back bend.

Arms. Lift your arms out to the sides with your thumbs pointing down to the ground. Spread your fingers. Sweep your arms back behind you, clasping your hands together. Drop your shoulders away from your ears.

Move. Hinge forward at the hips as you straighten your elbows and lift your arms up behind you. Let the top of your head extend towards the Earth.

Gaze. Soften your gaze. Look down or through your legs to the world behind you. Find the balance between forward and back, right and left sides. Keep your weight evenly distributed on both legs. Hold for several breaths. To come out of the pose, release your hand clasp. Set your hands on your hips, lengthen your back and slowly rise to standing, using your core muscles to bring you upright. Return to Tadasana.


[Repeat on other side]

Rockhound State Park, Deming, New Mexico

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