As the fall equinox arrives, now are the perfect moments of reflection & taking time to slow down….. Today I did just that……
As I walked through a reservation near my home, I took time to take in natures landscape laid out in front of me. My focus settled upon the amazing trees that surrounded me on my walk. I have always been fascinated with trees since a young age. I love talking about trees, setting intentions around them and most of all I enjoy teaching students to root rise and radiate as a tree in their yoga practice. Tree pose is my absolute favorite; they teach us how to grow into ourselves along with teaching us how to unfold. They expose you…… but also free you.
The changes a tree goes through reminds me of the changes and chapters we go through in our lives. The older the tree, the more amazing the story…. Every branch a tree grows and loses are the ebbs and flows of the life journeys they have been on. They are strong but also fragile, they carry stories of strength. They proudly display their laugh lines, their scars and cracks. They have been through the good and the bad but in the end always stand proud and strong. They bloom beautifully but are also not afraid to let go of the things that no longer serve them. Trees teach us that we can all be different but still come together as a community.
So as you start to unfold and transition into fall, take a moment to take in your landscape, be proud of where you are at and stay strong through challenges that can come your way. Like a tree stay rooted to your earth, grow strong and vibrant and most of all let go of what no longer serves you……