This has become one of my favorite outer hip, hamstring, twist stretches.
It kinda hits a bunch of things.
I like doing this and then pick up the leg that's bent (right leg here), and step it behind and to the left of my left leg. Keep your left foot planted, bend your left knee, and lean your left hip out to the left. If it feels more comfortable to bring your planted right hand a little bit more to the right, do that.
It begins with the left leg straight and right knee bent TO left leg bent and right knee straight.
This will feel extra good if you have tight TFL or IT bands. And especially for runners.
Did you know today is International Day of Happiness ... aaaaand it’s also my birthday How’s that for serendipity? Plenty of good vibes and lots to celebrate today! #caketime#internationaldayofhappiness
Be like Humphrey. When we choose to see others—human or not—as friends, instead of as adversaries or objects, we are able to find the common ground of humanity, the birthplace of compassion and empathy.
Great tip: "Let others be new to you every day." When we meet people, we often make judgments, which are usually based on our own preconceived fears and protections. Once we get to know them, we can allow people in. But a problem often arises when we do this; what can happen is that we don’t allow them to ever change or be a new version of themselves.
We’re all changing, all the time. But across the board, I find most people just want to be loved, listened to, and cherished—in other words, to feel important.
That’s what letting others be new to you each day means: forget what you learned or know about someone and just love them.
Give them some cherishing.
Take one person in your world right now and find out who they are today—find out something that they’re working on, or something that’s important to them. Know them in a new way.
When we can make new bridges, allowing for people to grow and be their better selves, then we are acting with a loving, open heart.
Read 4 other great tips in "5 ways to Carry Love into the World." on elephantjournal.com (click the link in our bio!)
People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.
Let go of those stories that exist in the mind and allow yourself to Simply Be. Touch, feel, smell the world around you. New day, fresh start - Mindful Monday @itscassiescott