Prince Edward Island, Canada
As I was flowing through my sun salutations on the side-yard of a charming Bed and Breakfast located at Prince Edward Island, Canada, I realized my body felt like a wave of energy. The flow from upward - facing dog to downward facing dog evoked a sensation of a wave reaching its crest before crashing into the shoreline.
Think about it for a moment, when you practice Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, your body curls up and forward like a wave, evoking the suspended moment just before a wave crashes. It's interesting how your body weight is balanced between your palms and the tops of your feet - two opposite ends of the body that work synergistically in this pose. Your collar bones are broad as your heart reaches up and forward towards the light - a reminder to lead with your heart as you walk through life.
In a brief moment, the wave of your body subsides as you release to the next pose. This is an important phase in the flowing process. In other words, in upward-facing dog, simply open and pause. Let the energy that surrounds your body in this pose be fully absorbed through your hands, feet, legs, torso, and through the third eye. Flow up and flow back and think of your body as a wave!
Mary Jane - Feng Shui Yoga Girl - www.fengshuiyoganj.com