To EMERGE is to come into view from concealment...to rise or shine bright. Step outside. Look up. Emerge from your cocoon and spread your wings. Pay attention to what has been holding you back from achieving your dreams. Allow your positive light to radiate through the forest of impediments. Emerge from the darkness of the unknown to shine bright in your own beauty.
Sunshine through the Trees, Pacific City, Oregon
"I emerge from the darkness
to let my true light shine."
Yoga Pose: Revolved Wide Legged Forward Fold Pose
Parivrtta Prasarita Padottanasana
Let your heart shine upward with this glorious twisting forward fold.
Foundation. Start in Tadasana - Mountain Pose. Set your intention.
Stance. Step or jump your feet 3-4' apart. Your feet should be parallel to each other (or slightly turned in). Keep your weight evenly distributed on your feet without collapsing your arches.
Legs. Continue to maintain action in your legs to create a strong base for revolving your torso.
Torso. Lengthen your spine. Relax your shoulders. Fold forward from the hips.
Arms. Place your right hand on the ground (or a block) in front of your left foot. Spread the fingers of the right hand wide apart. Sweep your left hand straight up to the sky and then wrap it around your lower back as you rotate your entire spine into a twist.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Rotate your head to look up to the sky.
Timing. Hold for 30 seconds or longer. Sweep your left arm back up to the sky then release the twist. Return to an upright position.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on the other side]
Cape Kiwanda, Oregon