Tonight I went to a class with Natalie, who is not only my favourite teacher, but one of my favourite people as well! My friend Suzanne and I have decided to make this a standing date because if we wait until the day of, one of us usually can’t make it. It was such a great class! It’s a beginner class, but even though I’m not a beginner, it’s not easy. We did balancing poses while standing on a block. See, not easy.
This got me thinking about tree pose. It’s my favourite balancing posture. If you’ve been reading any of my posts about yoga, you might have noticed that I really like tree pose. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid, before I knew what tree pose was. Just hanging out, doing the dishes, talking on the phone (back when the phone was on the wall and you had to stand in one spot). My sister does it too.
I thought I would share my obsession. Sharing is caring. Several of these pictures, I’ve posted before, but never all together.
Tree pose in the water. Yes, that’s me. My hair colour changes often.
Tree pose on the roof of the cottage. That’s my dad and my uncle fixing something.
Tree pose on the dock. Added challenge, the dock was leaning to one side.
Tree pose in a tree. Yes, I’m leaning on the branch. It wasn’t too steady up there.
Tree pose on a log. My eyes are closed. There were bugs, maybe that’s why.
Bikram tree pose. Why is it different?
Tree pose with Amber and Julie. Humm, I always stand on my right leg.
So you see, it’s always the right time for tree pose. If you’re having a bad day, break out the tree pose. I promise, you’ll feel awesome, even if you fall!