Open your heart!

Thanksgiving stretchFrom the moment we take our first breath till the moment we take our last breath, opportunities to express our gratitude abound. The next time you are feeling grateful, try this heart opening stretch and share your joy with the world. Sitting or standing, take in a slow deep breath. Let your breath go and with your next inhalation extend your arms up toward the sky. Breathing normally, let your fingertips reach up toward the sun, opening to all the gifts of the universe. Allow energy and light to enter and flow through your body. With each inhalation continue to extend and lengthen through your arms and fingers. Gently press out through your chest and invite your shoulders to soften and relax. Notice a feeling of expansiveness, an opening of your heart, a receptivity, a filling up with all life offers.