Sunday, March 14, 2010

Warrior for an Expansive Heart

Feet broaden to embrace the ground under them; earth returns the affection. Legs are strong, pulling the stability up from the center of the world.

The arms and bent leg thigh are in line with the horizon, describing earth. Body perceives and communicates. The arms reach so much that my shoulders widen and my chest and upper back stretches.

Legs extend from right to left and from left to right. The bent leg inner thigh extends from the groin towards and beyond the inner knee--a mad extension. The straight leg presses the inner thigh to the outer thigh, and down to the outer edge of the foot. Legs are strongly extending both leftward and rightward, broadening across the pelvis. Tailbone draws toward earth, lengthening the back of the lumbar spine.

Warrior Two stretches the body wide, in alignment and connection with earth. Attuning ones will with forces that will move earthly situations. Focusing the sight for targeted force and unstoppable action.

This broadening and stretching of the body in line with our sacred earth extends consciousness similarly, broadening our capacity to understand. This horizontal reach welcomes our acceptance of all things, the gamut of experience from things we have loved to those things most detested. Our heart space is opened from side to side to love every grace and awkwardness of our selves, and expanded to open compassion for those we love openly and those for whom we restrain our love.

In this enlarged space I can joyfully accept the breadth of my experience in life, and direct my physical energy to align with my capacity for powerful action in service of my best self.

I am large enough, my heart-space is huge and big enough to see the things I might be avoiding; I am compassionate enough to see my reality and step into action. I can do this. Everything I need to do, I can do.

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Eco Yogini said...

i have never heard of poses described as you do here Brooks. I love it and hope to read more :)

YogaforCynics said...

Your big smile in the photo really expresses everything, and perfectly complements your words...

Anonymous said...

I havn't heard it either, that way of describing poses. Inspirering indeed.

Kaivalya said...

I love this! Turning 'cueing' on its ear!

Kim said...

This is beautifully written. Thank you for being so very inspiring!