Day 6️⃣ of 🕉 #AsanaMyths 📖 is #Vrksasana #TreePose.
“Since ancient times, yogis have made the forest their favorite place for yoga practice. The trees were their home, providing them with shelter and an abundance of good in the form of fruits and nuts. The forest also symbolized a pristine world that was conducive to a life of contemplation without material possessions. The shade beneath a tree was thought to be the best place for a student to receive spiritual knowledge from a teacher.”...
“The tree pose offers a beautiful opportunity to meditate on a tree’s inherent qualities. In one of his famous verses, [Sri] Chaitanya sings, “Being more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, giving all honor to others, and not to want any honor for oneself - these are the qualities that are necessary for success in yoga.” The tree is so tolerant that it even gives shade to the woodcutter who comes to cut it down with an axe. The true yogi freely gives the fruits of spiritual wisdom and love as generously as trees offer us shade, flowers, fruits, and wood.”...
“The tree pose is a posture in which we imbue body, mind, and breath with the qualities of generosity, forbearance, strength, and balance.”