The Aspen Sapling
Our beloved state tree, the quaking Aspen, is quite a wonder. In the fall, we flock toward the mountains to catch a glimmer of the radiant light of their golden leaves. It is almost as though sunshine emanates from their very root system out into the world.
It is the root system that leaves us most in awe. Said to be among the largest organism in the world, is a grove of Aspen trees in southern Colorado. Apsens grow from the earth as individual trees, but their foundation is connected, intrinsically intertwined. The symbolism isn’t lost on us, as this is how we see our R2R community. Connected together. Just like the word yoga itself, meaning to yoke, to unite.
We are better only together.
The Aspen sampling also symbolizes rebirth. The ability to begin again, and again, and again. In our yoga practice we believe that to be true with each breath we take.
The Third Eye
The third eye center. Said to be our seat of deepest intuition, the Ajna chakra is the fountain from which our wisdom flows.
The third eye is found in the space between our eyebrows. Invisible but perceptive. Mystical. Magical. A reminder that the deepest seeing is not through our two eyes out into the world but is the looking within.
The eye for us, quite plainly, also means we see you. Truly. You are welcome here just as you are. Joys and struggles, happy times and sad. We see you.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver basks in the light. We are creatures of it. The sun fuels us in our Colorado lifestyle, empowering us on uphill mountain bike climbs, trail runs, snowshoe backcountry treks, and downhill skiing. The sun sustains us just as it nourishes our gardens in the summer and our spirits through the winter months.
The sun, much like our third chakra, our solar plexus, provides us with vitality and courage. We know the practice of yoga we love so much is a reminder of this courage. That with every sunrise, every breath, is a chance to begin anew and rise again and again and again.