Upward Tree Pose
- March 20, 2019
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello mamas and papas. For years now, CloudMom has been honored to partner with Onzie yoga wear. I love the comfort and funkiness of Onzie’s clothes. In addition to fitting like a glove and lasting forever, Onzie’s outfits invariably include original elements and just the right amount of sexy.
These beach yoga pics — taken last summer on the Costa Brava — present the upward tree pose (urdhva hastasana) of the vinyasa yoga sun salutations series. To perform the upward hand pose, inhale and sweep your arms overhead in a wide circular motion. If you have a tight neck, keep your hands apart and gaze forward. If you are more flexible, clutch your palms together, bend your head backwards gently, gaze up at your thumbs, hold your hips steady and squeeze your butt. This exercise, which looks so simple and easy, strengthens your abs, your butt, your quads, and your upper arms. It’s a great thing to do when your stuck in an airport, tired of sitting at your desk in the office, or trying to avert blowing up at your kids after a trying day. Yoga is always there for us.
I loved (notice the past tense) this grey snakeskin outfit SO much. My mom loved it too admiring it so consistently that I just had to gift it to her. I am blessed with many fun yoga outfits and to my Mom this one was really special, so I felt happy to party with it.
Look how gorgeous the water is here juxtaposed with the sky and the sand. The white tips of the waves mirroring the white clouds. That’s the Mediterranean!
To go beyond the clothes, these pictures remind me of something else. So often, we get so struck with what’s right in front of us, weighted down by our own reality. It seems difficult to look beyond our struggles and pains and to remind ourselves that more lies beyond and above. That’s why breathing is so important. When you breathe deeply, you pull your mind away from current irritants and remind your body to step back and care for itself.
Mamas and papas, try to breathe deeply several times a day. And no matter what you are going through, try to look up and beyond and to remind yourself “this to will pass” and that despite all the suffering and hardship, the world remains a beautiful place.
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