Tree of Eden
All branches of philosophies, mystics and religiousities
All stemming from the same, unified, trunk of being
Systems and disciplines reduced and expanded
Created and modeled
Written and Spoken
To guide into experience and see
that we have never been seperate from you, from me
From the beginning to the ending, connected, Intricately
To the soil, the sea
The birds, seeds, busy buzzing working bees
mixed in deeply
with the flowers and the weeds.
As filthy as the germs, the rot and vermin
As deadly as illness, disease and virus
Fearful and grasping,
Only, as we forget repeatedly
To let go
To Breathe in and flow
the Eternally spinning
Climbing and expanding out along Eden ´s tree.
Adho, meaning “downward,” mukha, meaning “facing,” and vrksasana, meaning “tree pose.”
Adho mukha vrksasana is commonly referred to as handstand in English. Balancing in this pose begins in the location of the pelvis and strength in the legs. Press down and expand out through the hands to then shoot that energy up through the back armpit, side ribs, activating the core by lengthening the sacrum and pressing firmly up through the heels and inner big toe. Maintain a spiral action from the back armpit to the hands to create space and width through the shoulder girdle. This width creates greater stability in the pose and space for the spine to lengthen and all the internal organs to relax from the pull of gravity.
Due to its upside down nature, Adho mukha vrksasana correctly can improve balance and circulation, promotes digestion, aids in heart health. When action is maintained from hands all the way up through the feet it also strengthens the spine, the core, shoulders, hands, wrists and bones.
Practicing this energizing Yoga pose helps to:
- Clear Brain Fog
- Increase Energy
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Improves emotional balance and stability
- Supports mental strength
- Relieves fear
- Promotes energy flow to the head
- Improves clarity of thought
Adho mukha vrksasana also activates sahasrara (crown chakra), located on top of the head where it is also associated with the pituitary and pineal glands. The two master glands of the endocrine system.