Take a moment to notice the little things. The sight of a beautiful flower on your walk. The sound of a child's belly laugh. The smell of a salty ocean breeze. The taste of flavorful food. The feeling you get when you see your partner light up when you walk into the room. There are so many ways to notice the world around you. Use your senses to become aware of precious little things. These small moments add up to create a full, well-lived life.
"I notice precious little things."
Yoga Pose: Triangle Pose Trikonasana
Take notice of the nuances of this pose. Rather than going deep into the pose by reaching to your ankle or the ground, try backing off a bit. Notice the difference in your side body and legs.
Foundation. Start in Tadasana - Mountain Pose. Set your intention.
Stance. Step your feet about 3-4 feet apart. Turn your left foot out 90 degrees. Turn your back toes slightly to the left. Press your outer right heel firmly to the ground. Keep your legs straight without locking your knees.
Arms. Lift and expand your arms to shoulder height. Palms facing forward.
Torso. Exhale and extend your torso to the left directly over your left leg, bending from your hip joint, not your waist. Anchor this movement by strengthening your right leg. Rotate your torso to the right, keeping the two sides of your torso equally long. Let your right hip come slightly forward and lengthen your tailbone toward your back heel. Extend your left hand about mid-way on your lower leg. Stretch your right arm toward the sky.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Keep your head in a neutral position or turn it to the right, eyes gazing softly at your right thumb.
Timing. Stay for several breaths. Inhale to come out of the pose, strongly pressing your back heel to the ground and reaching your top arm to the sky. Release your arms down and bring your feet to parallel.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on the other side]
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