My talented photographer @stephanie_ti took this shot. And if you're wondering, it was trikonasana (i.e. Triangle pose). We tend often to focus on the shape we make with our bodies in yoga. How 'good' we can make it look. But more often than not, it's more about how we can inhibit the space we take and what kind of energies we extend out, rather than it being just a physical reach of an arm.
My arm, extended from my shoulder is what it looks like. But the reach, it comes not from our arms, but from our ribs, chests, and most significantly, our hearts.
When we think of where the reach comes from, it makes us realise the power in a simple touch. Today, when you reach out with a tender touch, think about the emotional closeness you create with that person. Or, when you're reaching up, take note of how you're feeling and where it's really coming from ❤️