A little impromptou dance happens pretty often around here. I'm not one to free-style yoga... ever. But this changed my mind:
First, natarajasana (dancer pose).
Next up, my favorite: vrksasana (tree pose). I can almost hear the voice of my instructor: "Spread your branches!" Well, never mind about the branches. But I'm looking for a challenge, so I extend both arms and move my gaze upwards.
Just because I like a pretzel, I try garudasana (eagle pose). It's one of the only poses that forces this type A personality to just. stop. thinking. I move my intertwined arms away from my forehead and breathe. And, when I fall out of the pose and keel over, my only thought is, "Let's try that again." This time, it takes.
With thirty seconds left, I re-group. Tadasana (mountain pose).
Give it a try. Or, better yet, remix it.