The changing seasons invites us to reflect upon change. Is there anything in your life you’d like to change? By actively identifying your intentions and asking the Universe for support, you’re already well on your way. I recently asked help with releasing rushing and welcoming in clarity, and focusing on these two aspects has already made an enormous difference in my life.
Add these five simple words and you’re well on your way to the change you desire: “I am willing to change.” By being willing and open to the lessons of life, you help remove obstacles to your own personal growth.
Standing Star Pose (also known as Extended Mountain, or Utthita Tadasana) epitomizes our willingness to change. In this pose you are completely open to all that life has to offer you, and your openness signifies your willingness to embrace change. To practice this pose, stand with your legs wide apart and your feet firmly grounded. Stretch your arms and fingers wide. Make yourself look like a big letter “X”. Breathe deeply and welcome in all your experiences with joy and curiosity. Imagine you are a twinkling star, because that’s exactly what you are.
Images: Yoga Teddy Bear Plush with a background of leaves and moss in New Paltz, NY. K. Mae Copham in Standing Star, Vail, CO. Photo by Robert Oakley.