To RECLAIM is to return to a preferable manner of living or a strong moral code. Reclaim your spirit! Let the naysayers have their negativity. It's time to find a positive way of being in this world. Capture the moment. Take a hike. Go for a swim. Climb a mountain or strike a favorite yoga pose. Read a good book. Laugh. Release your inner child and simply play...for a moment, an hour, a day. Express yourself as the wonderful, creative, energetic, beautiful human that you are. Nature doesn't hesitate to show her brilliant colors, why should you?
Sunrise over East Lagoon, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, Arizona
"I reclaim my positive outlook on life."
Yoga Pose: Wild Thing Camatkarasana
Reclaim your wild side with this ecstatic heart opening pose.
Foundation. Begin in Adho Mukha Savasana (Downward Facing Dog).
Set your intention.
Move. Inhale and lift your right leg up behind you as you shift your weight into your left hand and foot. Firmly grip the ground with your left hand. Bend your right knee. Roll to the outer border of the left foot. Trust yourself to drop your right foot to the ground behind you. Balance on your toes at first. Extend through the left heel to keep the left leg fully engaged.
Torso. Arch through the upper back. Engage the shoulder blades against the back of the rib cage. Press your right foot firmly on the ground.
Arm. Extend your right arm from your heart center to the sky. Reclaim your power and enjoy the graceful arch of this pose.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Keep neck in a slightly curved position. Gaze at the sky. Stay for 30 seconds or longer. To come out of the pose, exhale, lift the right leg back up and return to Downward Dog.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on the other side]
Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington