A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

The Beginner's Tree Pose  The Advanced Tree Pose The Earth nourishes a tree A tree is deep rooted in Earth Your Self nourishes you Are you deep rooted in Self?  For nothing  in return a tree gives flowers, fruits wood and shade. For nothing in return do you reach out to needy to their aid? Alone or together a tree stands silent. Alone or together are you silent? Leaves, flowers, and fruits a tree loses it all Still, bare it stands proud and tall Do you? when you lose or fall If you answered 'yes' even to just one You made Patanjali proud You have a yogi manah (mind) The traditional asanas are not just physical postures. Each asana also represents beautiful and practical spiritual wisdom....