When in doubt (and doubt is oh so likely in this form) arms up! My clients hear this a lot! 🤣 BKS Iyengar says we can’t be depressed if our armpits are open! Lift your arms to liberate your soul! Let it expand and be free. Physical benefits include decompression of the spine and viscera, opening of the ribs and release of muscles that otherwise can tether in ways that prevent the free flow of prana (breath.) Breathe big breaths, create space and move into an expanded version of your self. Feel a little lighter?
Also, when in doubt immerse yourself in the elements! Change perspective.
This clip is a snippet of a glorious weekend spent staring at the waves, walking in the rain, watching the sandpipers and centipedes and listening... to that glorious wind💨 warm ☔️ salt water 🌊 and ☀️. Phenomenal forces at work in the world... mine to marvel at, not to control, or even to influence. Puts me in my place pretty quickly, makes my “to do” list seem so much less pressing, less important. My presence here is all that matters.
I am the one who giggles at the 🦀 smiles at the 🌞 is seen by the birds and makes 👣 in the sand.
Thank you Mom for inspiring and being so supportive of my wanderlust, to @sco7tt for tolerating it and for taking care of #davethedog and, to @alaskaair for the affordable fares to our sister state!
If you can’t get your whole body there... send your senses, listen to recordings of waves (sound on to hear the wind and waves in this video), use essential oils or flower essences, look at beautiful images, wear colors that you love, spend time with plants and animals and be mindful of overconsumption of people and things. Turn your phone off (all the way off) and make time to be quiet. It’s ok if you hear noise inside - it’s just a reflection. Again, when in doubt, arms up, breathe deeply, expand into a bigger, brighter version of yourself. Keep going... If you are not finding any relief, please reach out and let someone know.
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