There are times in our lives when the forces of nature come together to create that perfect moment when you feel alive, vibrant, energetic and completely in touch with all of the possibilities of life. Grab hold of that moment. Use that amazing, boundless energy to make something positive happen. Create a beautiful piece of art or write your novel, tackle a project or find your career path. Or simply change your daily routine to be in sync with each season. Every single day, Mother Nature offers the opportunity to feel vibrant and aware. As you walk a path on a perfect evening, stop. Turn around. Bear witness to the extraordinary display of grandeur the world offers. Breathe deep to draw in that energy. Live your life vibrantly.
Sunset, Pacific City, Oregon
"I feel vibrant and alive."
Yoga Pose: Warrior II (with Arm Variation) Virabhadrasana II
Tap into your vibrant energy to create a beautiful variation of this frequently practiced yoga pose.
Foundation. Start in Tadasana - Mountain Pose. Set your intention.
Stance. Step your feet apart so that the outer borders of your feet align with your wrists when your arms are spread wide. Turn your left foot out 90 degrees. Turn your back toes slightly to the left. Your left knee cap should align with the center of your left ankle.
Exhale and bend your left knee towards 90 degrees. Press your outer right heel firmly to the ground.
Torso. Keep your torso and upper body upright in the center with your chest and shoulders still facing center. Your shoulders stay directly over the pelvis. Do not lean forward.
Arms. Lift and expand your arms out to the sides then up overhead to lengthen your side body and lift your heart energy.
Gaze. Soften your jaw and eyes. Gaze out from your heart center.
B R E A T H E
[Repeat on the other side]
Lost Dutchman State Park, Superstition Mountains, Apache Junction, Arizona