Hooray, it’s finally March and time to jump into the new month’s challenge! I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos.
I went back and forth a bit before selecting compass pose as the challenge kick off but I’m glad I did because it goes well with the theme - I really do feel as though I’m blossoming as I open up into it.
The top two photos are prep poses you can practice if your body is not ready for the full pose yet. If you get the point that you are finding it difficult to breathe or your jaw is clenching, it is a sign that your body is telling you to back off.
Before attempting this pose, please be sure that you are fully warmed up. It is often taught as the ‘peak pose’ in classes I’ve been to and not generally introduced until the tail end of class. If you’re ready to try it, start cradling your leg like I am in the second photo. From there, lift the leg over your shoulder. If you can still breathe deeply, grab the foot with your opposite hand and open up into the full expression.
Today’s moment of gratitude: My loving husband.