Take the Next Step
May 31, 2011 § 2 Comments
Today I’m focussing on taking the next step (my intention/sankalpa). While I have the first, harder (far scarier!) actions behind me and a bit of momentum, I must keep moving. Which requires it’s own kind of steady courage, even when the steps are small. Taking the time to acknowledge and re-focus is helpful. Resisting dreaming about possible outcomes as they continue to shift, and doing one thing. I sat down this morning with this on my mind, and practiced. Sit, Breathe, Intend, Move:
Down Dog/Adho Mukha Svanasana
Forward Fold/Uttanasana (Walking hands back to feet at the back of the mat)
½ Forward Fold/Ardha Uttanasana (Sev. Rounds)
½ Sun Salutes
Swan dive up – Hand to Big Toe Pose/utthita hasta padangusthasana d with arms extended overhead– right leg extended.
Big step forward, shift the left leg back as the torso comes forward
Warrior III/Virabhadrasana III – few breaths
Shift back up – Hand to Big Toe Pose/utthita hasta padangusthasana d with arms extended overhead – left leg extended.
Big step forward, shift the right leg back as the torso comes all the way forward
Standing Split – Right leg extended – Few breaths
Open to Ardha Chandrasana – Few breaths
Vinyasa – Plank, Chaturanga, Cobra, Down Dog.
Repeat other side.
Breathe. Sit. Courage. No matter if the balance is shaky (or non-existent, in my case this morning!). Intend. Aim. Take the next step. A baby one or a big one. Today, I will make contact on a service project I am longing to do.
What is your next step?