I’ve always liked the Tree Pose, even back when I’d first started yoga and my apparent lack of balance had me wobbling and falling all over the place.
It’s a pose that I find incredibly calming and soothing, but I also find that it inspires confidence and self-acceptance.
When I hold the tree pose, I picture a majestic old, oak tree, tall and strong, ready to withstand the changing of the seasons and whatever hardships the weather might bring. If I start to wobble, I picture roots emerging from my feet into the floor below. I also practice Drishti, focusing on a spot in the distance and keep it there.
You know I live for metaphors… and I just can’t get enough of the symbolism here.
It’s such a good life lesson to know that no matter what life brings, if you stay rooted to who you truly are, and keep your eyes on the important stuff – your purpose – then you’ll be able to stand firm, no matter what.
You’ll maintain balance.
And those your leaves may fall or change colour, at your core, you’ll remain unchanged.