To EXPAND is to spread out, unfold or express more fully. The moment is now to expand horizons, realize dreams or release barriers to meet your untapped potential. Can you make a simple change to open up a blockage and express your creative energy? Can you pour a bit more energy into your yoga practice to feel it deep in your soul? Can you change your typical patterns and responses? Expand your mindset. Spread your wings and soar!
Bald Eagles, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona
"I expand the beauty of my life
through new encounters."
Yoga Pose: Low Lunge Anjaneyasana
A basic pose that has many variations. Add it to your practice and give it your all.
Foundation. Start in a kneeling position. Set your intention.
Stance. 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 outer hip. You will feel a comfortable stretch in the left front thigh and groin area. Make sure to untuck the left toes.
Torso & Arms. Inhale and lift your torso upright. Sweep your arms out to the sides and up overhead. 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.
Gaze. Tilt your head back to gaze upward. Reach your fingertips to the sky. Expand your body in all directions, energizing the pose. Hold for a minute. Release your arms down and press back to a kneeling position.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on other side]
Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona. Photo by Heather Bryant.