Sunday, October 27, 2013

365 Inspirations—300: Devil's Bridge, Sedona, AZ

"Pick the day. Enjoy it to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present—and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."—Audrey Hepburn

First of all, I can't believe I've made it to post 300 on my birthday's eve! I seriously did not think I could make it this far, but I'm so happy I stuck with writing these inspirations because they've made a big difference in how I see the world and it's been nice to share them here with others too. I hope you have enjoyed reading them.

Today I saw the world from a very different perspective. I saw the world on top of Devil's Bridge in Sedona, AZ. This bridge was formed by red rocks and it takes your breath away to stand on it or see other stand on it. The drop off is severe and it makes your heart pound a little faster when you look at it.

Not only did we walk on it, we did yoga on it. It was a highlight to my day. Just the walk alone to Devil's Bridge was awe inspiring. We parked the car and walked about two miles through agave, cacti, junipers and other pine. The hot desert sun beat down on us, yet I did not feel hot, I felt energized!

I spend most of my days in Seattle, Washington and I'm finding that I really need the hot desert sun sometimes in the fall. I need to see the red rocks, the red dirt—even on my sandaled toes. I want to feel this earth.

While on the bridge, I moved my body into boat pose, dancer pose, and a few others.

I could feel my whole body vibrate. Sedona is a highly charged place. It's the land of vortices (energy centers). Sometimes I feel I need this climate to dry out, recharge and gain a new perspective.

Today was our last day in Sedona. We've done so much. We ended the day by driving up to a Buddhist   stupa way up in the hills and we all made three rounds around the stupa just as the sun was setting with the Tibetan prayer flags flapping in the breeze. We slowly wound our way down to the parking lot and our last stop was The Red Planet Diner, which seemed like a perfect ending to an out-of-this-world time.

Have you ever visited a place that took your breath away? Where was it?

1 comment:

  1. Sedona is a great place to go to get your body and soul recharged. Sedona green.