Embrace today. Be joyously unrestrained and lively. Step into that place in the world that makes you feel alive and happy. It could be a favorite destination in nature. It might be on your yoga mat. It may show up in your heart and spirit during meditation. Perhaps it is being on your yoga mat out in nature while meditating! Wherever, whenever, however it happens, be ebullient, open and passionate. The ocean exists in a constant state of energy and release, action and quiet, calm and stormy days, just as we do. But she always persists, accepts the changes and is ever-present. Take note. Pursue what makes you feel alive. Live life with enthusiasm.
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Newport, Oregon
"I let my ebullient personality shine bright."
Yoga Pose: Revolved Side Angle Parvritta Parsvakonasana
When the mood strikes, express your ebullience wherever you are! This pose simply feels great - strong, flexible, twisting, heart opening, spirited. It doesn't get much better.
Foundation. Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Set your intention.
Stance. Step your left foot forward into a lunge, bending your left knee, so that the left knee is in a 90 degree angle (or close to it), with your foot in line with your outer hip. Let your right right leg extend out behind you as straight as possible, but allow the right knee to have some softness as you press your right heel back.
Torso & Arms. Inhale and lift your torso upright. Release the shoulders away from the ears. Draw the tailbone down toward the floor and lift your pubic bone toward your navel. Lift your chest from the strength of your shoulder blades against the back torso, creating a slight bend back. Lean forward to place your right hand on the ground (or a block). Revolve your torso to the left. Extend your left arm towards the sky.
Gaze. Tilt your head to look up towards your left hand and the sky beyond. Hold for several breaths as you expand open your heart center and experience the strength and joy of the pose. Release your arms down as you untwist and step back to a standing position.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on other side]
Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford. Washington