Finding Inner Peace Through Yoga - Week 1
We have reached Day 3 of our inner peace yoga challenge. Today's focus is Tree Pose and embracing balance and growth in life.
Day 3: Tree Pose - Embrace Balance and Growth
Tree Pose improves physical and mental balance. Here is how to come into the posture:
- Start standing with feet together. Engage your leg muscles.
- Shift weight onto one leg and lift the other foot, placing the sole on your inner thigh or calf. Avoid placing the foot directly on your knee.
- Press both feet into the floor - one rooted down, one pressing into your standing leg.
- Bring your hands together at your heart center in prayer position. Relax your shoulders.
- Choose a focal point and fix your gaze to help steady your balance.
- Hold the pose for 5-10 breaths, maintaining focus.
Tree Pose strengthens your legs while opening your hips. It challenges your coordination and concentration.
Use the imagery of a tree to inspire your inner peace practice here. A tree is always growing, expanding, evolving. It bends and adapts when faced with storms, then continues reaching for the sky. Practice self-compassion when you wobble, and keep growing through life's ups and downs.
Affirmation: I Embrace Balance and Growth in My Life
Recite this affirmation during your Tree Pose:
"I embrace balance and growth in my life."
Remember that growth is a continual process of small steps forward. Even amidst challenges, keep expanding your branches, deepening your roots, and harvesting inner peace.
Grow your practice with me by sharing your Tree Pose using the hashtag #harvestinnerpeace23. Let's continue balancing and expanding together.
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