We hope you have been enjoying some of our autumn mindfulness activities, noticing all the beautiful colours of the trees, or perhaps taking some leaves home to make some mindful art. If you want to feel really strong and grounded, remember to practice your tree pose too!
Tree Pose (also known as ‘Vrksasana’ in Sanskrit) embodies strength and stability, and represents the element of Earth.
When we stand in tree pose, our gaze is forward with one foot rooted into the earth keeping us grounded. The opposite foot comes to our ankle, shin or thigh (never the knee) to stabilise and anchor our roots. Our hands are in prayer in front of the chest, up over our head, or up and out as if we were a glorious tree in full bloom.