As the year comes to a close, it is easy to lean forward into projections of what may come next. It is just as easy to turn and lean back into what has piled up as experiences in the past year. Either way it's easy to stir up lots of feelings, excitement, sadness, pride, wistfulness, determination, and hope. How do we find balance in the midst of the celebrations, the wash of feelings, the anticipation of a New Year?
Just as with an asana practice, we can find freedom when we find our foundation. Imagine a standing posture, feet resting on the earth, exploring the stability of the whole energy body! Lean forward in extended side angle (Utthita Parshvakonasana), turning upward (Parivrtta Parshvakonasana); lean back, arching in a peaceful warrior.
Let your foundation root you as you anticipate the new year and cherish your view of the past year. Whether it's your feet, your seat, or standing on your hands, there's support in every breath to give you the freedom you need as you welcome 2010.