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Vrksasana…Tree…

Posted in Yoga Terrain with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2016 by Mj Rains

tree pose 2Vrksasana…tree pose…my new favorite yoga pose…

Here’s why…

the spirit of yogaAbove 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

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tree poseVrksasana, as its name implies, teaches you how to ground yourself.  Try to visualize your feet and toes lengthening along the ground like the roots of a tree…

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trees aboveTrees receive their nourishment
from both above and below,
from sunlight and from the water
in the earth.
~Judith Harris~

And so should we…

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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!

~Ilan Shamir

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tree mythologyInspiring Celtic Mythology Link for trees

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Nothing so lovely as a tree…

Posted in Theresa Duncan with tags , , , , , , , on December 29, 2015 by Mj Rains

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“…humans and woods are ancient partners of linked origins,

and could be so again…”

More here

via The Wit of the Staircase

Departure…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2015 by Mj Rains


Through the tres outside small

pieces of darkness fall like grace-

notes…

~from Departure by George Hitchcock

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Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by Mj Rains

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Trees…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2013 by Mj Rains

treesI am looking at trees
they may be one of the things I will miss
most from the earth
though many of the ones that I have seen
already I cannot remember
and though I seldom embrace the ones I see
and have never been able to speak
with one
I listen to them tenderly
their names have never touched them
they have stood round my sleep
and when it was forbidden to climb them
they have carried me in their branches

~W. S. Merwin

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