Trees are a symbol of life in many cultures. For me trees are a symbol of the connectedness to Mother Earth, with roots extending deep into the ground, reaching out and supporting the other trees that are in the forest. Their branches reach high up into the heavens, catching rays of the life-giving sun, providing shelter, oxygen and a home for many creatures. For some these trees also symbolize friendship, protection and honesty.
In yoga, not surprisingly, the tree pose is my favourite. For me it symbolizes the need to be in a state of balance, grounded in the truth of who we are.
I believe that our spirituality should be deeply connected to the Earth; we need to respect our planet and continue to grow our knowledge of the wild spaces that surround us.