The trees are our canopy, we take shelter beneath them and strength and courage from them as we fully connect our feet to the ground, we walk upon their roots, as like us they take goodness from Mother Earth, unlike us they only take what they need. Our practice is to be as strong and steady, but able to change to all that comes our way as we reach our branches like the tree towards the Sky or insight, compassion and loving kindness, letting go of greed and clinging to what no longer serves us 🙏
The Living Symbol of Mother Earth
In class we have been exploring different yogi animals, the Cow being one of them. I asked students what the cow represented to them – what comes to mind for you? After a little while I asked how’s your inner cow feeling today? One student said hers was a Moody Cow to the laughter of others – how’s you sacred inner cow today? Are you a laughing cow, scowling cow, happy cow, sad cow, sturdy cow, weak cow, intuitive cow, safe and protected cow, vunerable cow, earthly cow, disconnected cow, angry cow, compassionate cow and so on…. So many different cows reside within us all of the time, our practice is to accept every cow with compassionate metta, or loving-kindness/friendliness, so that every cow is welcomed at our sacred inner table. Practice Gomukasana or Shoelace in the Yin Yoga tradition to stay earthed and allow all our inner Cow parts to flow through us, developing a deeper sense of self-worth and loving kindness towards ourselves and others.