“Advice from a Tree: Stand tall and proud. Go out on a limb. Remember your roots. Drink plenty of water. Be content with your natural beauty. Enjoy the view.” Ilan Shamir
Strong, steady, calm, focused… Vrksasana (Tree pose (Picture) embodies many of the qualities we seek to cultivate in yoga. It’s a wonderful pose for strengthening the legs and feet, opening the hips and creating a sense of lightness and flexibility in the upper body. Like all the balancing asanas it requires focus and commitment, with little room left for the ego or busy thoughts. A calmer, quieter state of mind tends to result.