With every new dawn, we have the opportunity to create our day. Regardless of obligations, responsibilities and commitments, we can still make our day reflect our values. If you value good health, make time to workout and eat right. If you value trying a new skill, spend a bit of time every day learning something new. If you value a relationship with good communication, prioritize spending time together talking. If you value being in nature, get out in it. Even on our busiest days, just a few minutes spent on something we value most adds up over time. Our days become our lives. Our actions and efforts reflect what we think is important in life.
Sunset Over Merritt Reservoir, Valentine, Nebraska
"I value every day."
Yoga Pose: Revolved Triangle Parivrtta Trikonasana
If you value flexibility, balance and strength, take some time to practice this revolved pose.
Foundation. Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Set your intention.
Stance. Step your feet about 3' to 4' apart. Turn your left foot out to a 90 degrees. Turn your right toes slightly inward. Keep your knees straight, but not locked.
Torso & Arms. Inhale and lift your torso upright. Extend your arms straight out to the sides, letting your shoulders release away from your ears. Tilt your torso to the left, coming into triangle pose.
Revolve. Rotate from your pelvis to place your right hand on the ground, creating a triangular shape between your right hand and your feet. Extend your left arm towards the sky.
Gaze. Tilt your head to look up towards your left hand and the sky beyond. Hold for several breaths as you expand open your heart center and experience the strength and balance required of the pose. Release your arm down as you untwist and release back to triangle and then standing upright.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on other side]
Nine Eagles State Park, Davis City, Iowa