This gentle session lets us think about a deciduous tree growing through the seasons & allows us to develop our Tree Pose. Please be reminded to only do what feels comfortable to you & to slowly work your way towards new postures over time.
Whilst using this yoga resource to inspire learning, know you are helping you and your family's wellbeing:
1) Get Active - yoga may not be running a marathon but regular practice will reap many benefits to the physical and mental bodies. Copy the postures as you see them along with the sounds and the breathing, we aim to engage your whole body as you move through different postures.
2) Keep Learning - Tree pose is a well known yoga balance but it comes in variants depending on what feels right for you. Consider finding out more as a family about deciduous trees native to you and how they survive and thrive. To learn more about deciduous trees why not consider planting a tree of your own. Click HERE on the UK's Woodland Trust site to find out how to choose which tree to plant and how & where to plant them.
3) Be Mindful - Notice which Tree Pose variant suits you best - are you are able to hold the balance and feel both rooted and stand tall and strong at the same time? Are you able to close your eyes while in the pose? Are you able to spread your branches (arms) in the pose? Are you able to slowly come back out of the posture without falling out of it? With each season practice your Tree pose and see if you are able to make any progress. Do not judge your progress, simply notice.
4) Practice Kindness- Yoga is a practice that is to be built up over time and practiced with a keen inner ear listening to our bodies every single time however yoga can also be riddled with wanting to make the 'pose'. Be sure that in every practice you listen keenly to how your body is feeling and practice with kindness. In yoga only ever practice with kindness to yourself - EVERY practice is different and our bodies will feel the postures differently every time. Yoga should never hurt. Look after yourself - there is only one of you.
5) Think Community - Practice this session with your community at home and spread the word online.