Forest for the trees yoga is about sharing wisdom. It’s about acknowledging inspirational people in our lives. People who have had a significant impact on the way we think and act. We all know someone like this, but do they know the impact they had on you? Have you every told them? It’s never too late to start!
My name is Garret and I’m a yoga instructor living in Ottawa. Through yoga I’ve learned to not only listen for lessons in my daily life, but to actively seek them. I can think of no better way to learn than to regard everyone I meet as my teacher. Everyone has something important to say, and to learn. I’ve been very blessed to have the teachers in my life that I do. I want to share these teachers, their lessons, and give them a little shout out, because they have had such a positive impact on my life.
If the sum is truly is greater than its parts, then a forest is greater than the trees that compose it. But a forest isn’t greater in the sense that individual trees are inferior. It is that a forest, as a whole, is sustainable and more in harmony with itself than any single tree. The same can be said for human understanding and self-exploration. Every one of us represents an important contribution that can support the health of other members in our community. The overall health and longevity of our human forest is dependent on the individual. It is dependent on us.
This is a space where everyone is encouraged to contribute. Feel free share what you have learned from an amazing person in your life. Also, just to drive the metaphor home, take a picture of yourself doing partner tree pose with the person you’re writing about! Or just add a picture of one of you doing tree pose. If you’re newer to yoga and aren’t sure how to do tree pose / partner tree pose check out the picture of Eion Finn and I at the top of this post!
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