For me, however, what I first noticed about this image, was how his chest is open to receive the world. When I do yoga, many of my favorite poses involve opening my chest in this same way. It’s an exposed feeling to lead with one’s heart like this. It’s vulnerable. But given that so much of what we do in our lives involves holding things close, shoulders hunched over and arms grasping, it feels good to open up and let go. To let the world take us where it will.
One of my favorite things is to float on the ocean in this posture–arms outstretched and heart filling up with the sun.