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Adho Mukha Vrksasana / Downward Facing Tree Pose – The tree is upside-down, but roots aren’t lost, they just go and fly deep into the sky!!. ✨This pose comes to me with three symbolic meanings, and they’re all connected both to each other and to the main theme of my Yoga research: first, I love handstands and inversions in general ‘cause they take me immediately back to my childhood (never ever did inversions or wheels at that time by the way), instinctively I feel like a child when I go upside-down, and the whole world becomes a possible playground. This links us to the second meaning, “facing and letting fears go”, we often need to go back to childhood to face our fears, we can talk with that neverending waiting child inside us, always there, full of hope and trust, just knock at the door, say hello, then sit together, there won’t be any lack of toys around, maybe respect silence in the beginning. And this brings us to the third meaning of Adho Mukha Vrksasana in my practice, to get over our fears being upside-down, switch, invert and looking at things from different perspectives could be really important.
As told in the beginning of this post, I’m coming to one of the main areas of my Yoga research: these three points are not the only, but good ingredients for me when it comes to dissolve our ego, I’m researching on the processes of disappearing, of dissolving the ego in the infinite energy of Being, that is also why I’m creating an entire black silohuettes column here in my page.
Black for me is also a reminder of vanishing ego.
And after all I said, if you had the patience to come to this point, I’ll tell you another small thing, when I was like 3-4-5 y.o., my father used to call me “liquorice”, because of my eyes, so now, apart from existence and philosophical research, I believe I still love to see myself in black silohuettes, simply dressed up like a liquorice, ‘cause they are black for me, and saying “Hi Dad, I’m here again”. ✨🖤🌙