By: Alanna Zabel – Yoga Instructor
Contributor’s website: Aziam
As yogis associate this posture with a tree (the leg which you are balancing on is the trunk rooted into the ground; the arms, lifted leg and head as branches and leaves of the tree), there is a symbolism that extends in behavior and presence. The tree epitomizes a non-judgmental, resource-providing, season-changing, patient symbol of our Earth. Let’s focus on embodying these attributes today. Throughout your day, offer sincere compliments, resources, shade, flowers, and any other sincere expressions of kindness to those who are lucky enough to be in your neck of the woods. May today also grace you with kindness, as you shower kindness to others.
“Acceptance of others – their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs – bring you an inner peace and tranquility instead of anger and resentment.” – Unknown