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Updated: Feb 4, 2022

What is it that captivates you and draws you in? What attracts and interests you to follow to a greater degree? What is that "thing" that makes you want to explore more, experience more, enjoy more? It could be a quiet hobby, an active pursuit, a unexplored intrigue that makes you want to know everything there is to know about it. Whatever it is, go for it. Read about it. Try it. Take a class. Head to a trail or climb a mountain. Pick up a camera. Fire up your oven. Visit a museum or botanical garden. Follow your passion. Give it your all. Enjoy the high of being fully captivated by life.

Captivating Spider Web, Fall City, Washington

"My passion for ________ captivates me."

Yoga Pose: Three Legged Downward Dog Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana

Requiring strength, balance, flexibility and endurance, this pose can be intense, especially when held for a while. Breathe into it.

Foundation. Begin in High Plank. Set your intention.

Move. Inhale and lift your hips up and back as you extend your arms into Downward Facing Dog. Shift your weight to your left leg as you lift your right leg towards the sky. Keep your knees straight. Firmly flex your right foot and continue to engage your right leg as your left leg maintains the balance required by the pose.

Torso. Let your heart center expand. Keep your spine long. Lengthen both sides of the torso equally. Engage the shoulder blades against the back of the rib cage.

Arms. As your arms extend and lengthen, draw your elbows toward the mid-line of the body. Slightly externally rotate your shoulders so that your elbow creases start to face forward. Keep strength, yet a softness, in your extended arms. Spread your fingers and press your hands firmly into the ground. Draw your shoulders away from your ears to create space near your neck.

Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Gaze back towards your left foot. Breathe into it and stay until you start to feel a bit fatigued. To come out of the pose, exhale, lower the left leg and return to Downward Facing Dog (don't fall into the creek).


[Repeat on the other side]

Cathedral Rock Area, Sedona, Arizona

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