The ancient sages of India with their patient and deep observation of nature devised a number of posture or pose based on the shape and movements of a lot of animals. Each posture of pose, whether the lion, camel, crow, cat or peacock has a meaning and a pacific benefit. It is very interesting to follow these poses of animals and be one with them. Let us learn to admire and love these graceful movements of animals. Let us be a part of nature by acting like objects of nature, growing and maturing in a perfect harmony with them.
As a first step to our harmony with nature let us try to be like a tree.
Tree is great.
You have read about trees. You must have also observed them.
Let us think bout various parts of the tree. It has a trunk and roots. Let us stand on one leg, our feet are like roots which will help the tree to stand and body is the trunk of the tree.
Trees also have branches and leaves. Your arms and fingers will become the branches and the twinges. Your hair may be the leaves.
Let us be a tree step by step and see what happens to the tree when breeze blows.
Either stand in a circle or form a cue so that you can spread your arms fully.
Now raise your right foot and place it on the left foot. Do not worry about how raise your leg. Try to balance as much as you can.
You can ether keep your left foot on the right foot or keep it just above the floor.
Now slowly raise your arms side ways. Imagine that your arms are big branches and fingers are small twins.
Let us imagine that breeze is blowing. Close your eyes if you can and sway from side to side.
When you get tired change the legs, in the end slowly bring your leg down. Then bring your arms down. Be motionless peaceful and happy.
*Yoga exercise is health for body. Yoga is one of the sports.
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