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During those times when the busyness of life catches up to you and you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, pause. In those moments when you are about to say something you cannot take back, pause. As you face a life-changing decision, pause. The delay may not be long, but it might just be enough to experience a reset. Enough to make a good choice. What do you crave as your rejuvenation period for your current situation? Maybe it is just a few minutes of focused breath work. Maybe it is a walk in nature or watching a sunset. Maybe it is a long weekend away from the daily grind. Whatever you need, honor it. Do what you can to make it a priority.

Make pausing part of your busy life.

Tim's Ford Lake, Winchester, Tennessee

"I pause to reset my spirit."

Yoga Pose: Warrior I Virabhadrasana I

Take a few moments to practice yoga in nature to find your reset button and to lift your spirits.

Foundation. Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Set your intention.

Stance. Step your left foot forward to come into a lunge by bending your left knee. Your left knee is in a 90 degree angle or heading that direction. Check to see that your foot is in line with your outer hip. Extend your right leg out behind you as straight as possible.

Torso & Arms. Inhale and lift your torso upright. Sweep your arms out to the sides and up overhead. Release your shoulders away from your ears. Draw your tailbone down toward the ground and allow your pubic bone to reach toward your navel. Expand your chest from the strength of your shoulder blades against the back torso, creating a soft back bend.

Gaze. Tilt your head back to gaze upward. Reach your fingertips to the sky. Hold and breathe. To come out of the pose, release your arms down and step back to a standing position.


[Repeat on other side]

Cathedral Rock at Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona

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