As a list maker, goal setter and "let's get it finished" person, it might be challenging at times to just let go and see where the day takes you. Not planning it out. Not trying to check everything off your list. Not knowing what the next step is in your day. Just allowing the day to unfold gracefully before you. Meander down the road less traveled and see what interesting discoveries you make. You may find a new cafe or spectacular view or something odd...like a gate in the middle of nowhere. As you meander through your unplanned day, you just might meet your soul and find yourself again.
"I give myself a day to meander."
Yoga Pose: Seated Boat Pose Paripurna Navasana
Roll out your mat. Step onto it and start moving. Try not to think it all out. Move how your body and mind need you to move at this moment.
Foundation. Start in Dandasana (staff pose) -- seated with your legs extended. Set your intention.
Move. Tilt your torso back while you begin to left your legs. Knees can be bent or straight. Keep your spine long.
Legs. Lengthen through your heels, flexing your feet.
Arms. Support yourself with your hand slightly behind your hips if needed. If not needed for balance, extend your arms to the sides with your palms upward.
Core. Engage your core to stabilize the pose.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Look straight ahead or slightly upward.
Timing. Hold for 30 seconds or longer. To come out of the pose, gently lower your legs to the ground. Sit up straight.
B R E A T H E
Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island, Washington