“Above all things, a tree is rooted to the ground; its trunk, however tall or thin, short or broad, is utterly stable and secure. So it is with Tree pose. It is the roots, the standing foot, that allow the trunk to stay stable and the branches to grow upward toward the sky.
Without roots, a tree would be carried off by the wind in its branches. And these solid foundations give trees longevity: The oak and chestnut are capable of living for hundreds of years. A mature oak tree can weigh thirty tons, cover two-thousand square yards, and comprise twenty-miles’ worth of roots and branches.”
~~From The Spirit of Yoga by Kathy Phillips
And so should we…
Advice from a Tree:
Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!
Inspiring Celtic Mythology Link for trees