Planting my feet firmly into the ground lifts the crown of my head just a little closer to the sky. For just a moment, I feel tall... regal... powerful!
I firm my calves, then my thighs. My femur bones spiral in just slightly, but at the same time press away from each other. I feel my bones stack.
I lengthen my tailbone toward the floor and firm my belly.
My chest lifts toward the sky as my shoulder blades descend.
I feel that same energy that I draw from the ground shine out through the top of my head and extend through my fingertips, pointing toward the floor.
But after a few moments of pulling and pushing, firming and gripping, aligning and realigning something almost magical happens: A softening--not of the muscles, but of the mind.