Tree Pose

words | Melissa Olsen, Core Body Pilates

photography | Isaac Bailey

"Like a tree, extend your roots down and blossom your arms up toward the sun. The stronger the roots, the taller the tree." Baron Baptiste

Tree pose helps me feel grounded and strong. Because it is a balance pose, it helps me gain both a physical and mental calmness. As I gather my center and balance, I find I can calm my mind & focus.

As I relax, I can feel the stretch in my thighs, torso, and shoulders while strengthening my core and lengthening like the trunk of a tree. The more I do tree pose, the more I feel balanced regardless of how unbalanced my life is! I focus on breathing deeply finding a meditative state to help clear my head and deepen the pose.

Tree Pose