To embrace that feeling when your enthusiasm or joy knows no bounds and cannot be contained or stilled is priceless. When each moment of the day brings a quenchless appetite for learning something new, finding beauty wherever you wander or accomplishing a personal goal, it is simply amazing. Let your energy reflect the passion of the moment and enjoy the sensation of knowing that on a day like that, you are doing the most valuable action for your spirit that you can...reigniting your passion for life.
Boats at Dawn, Bridgeport, Texas
"My passion for life is quenchless."
Yoga Pose: Lord of the Dance Pose Natarajasana
Embrace the moment when you feel like a good balance stretch - no matter where you are when it happens.
Foundation. Begin in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Set your intention.
Move. Inhale and lift your right leg up behind you as you shift your weight into your left leg. Reach back with your right hand and grasp your right ankle or foot. If your knee tends to splay out to the side, hold the inside of your ankle with your fingers pointing out. Firm your left hip towards the mid-line. Continue to lengthen and strengthen your left leg.
Torso. As you press your right thigh up and back, press your right foot into your hand. Counteract the movement with arching your back to create a back bend as you expand and lift your heart center.
Arm. Reach your left arm forward and up. Release your shoulders away from your ears.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Keep your neck extended, yet soft. Gaze forward. Balance here for several breaths. To come out of the pose, exhale, release your right foot, bring your arms down and return to standing firmly in Tadasana.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on the other side]
Puget Sound at Larrabee State Park, Bellingham, Washington