Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WWTD? (what would a tree do)

There's something about being in nature that feels inherently good, balanced, supportive and in harmony. Living in the city, I can't access those immense energetic affects daily, so engaging nature's wisdom requires periodic visits and then visualizing and embodying it's essence.

In tree pose, I'll often send my 'roots' down into the floor, the 'earth', and feel the affect this has on me - structurally, emotionally, etc. It's amazingly peaceful and having established a firm foundation, deep roots allow for freedom of flexibility in the 'trunk' and 'branches'.

In mountain pose, I embrace the solidness of my structure and support from the 'earth' which provides me a base from which to support other living beings.

And, in meditation, I'll sometimes view my mind as a lake. As fluctuations (thoughts) 'ripple' across the surface, beneath there remains an immense calm and clear stillness.

Like a tree, I am rooted, balanced, and in harmony.

Like a mountain, I am strong, stable, and supportive.

Like a lake, underneath the ripples I am calm, clear, and deep.

2 comments:

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Like this! Will feel my roots next time I do tree pose.
Shiva

mamie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a wonderful post. In our meditation class today we envisioned our roots into the earth and our hands into the sky. Then saw our bodies moving energy from one to the other. Powerful exercise.