During Tree Pose I reflect on balance. In the asana I feel strong and centered and stability seems possible.
In real life balance doesn't always appear as simple. It is difficult to maintain an equilibrium between family, fun, work and responsibility.
I want to meet my friends for dinners and drinks at hip new restaurants, but I know I should stay home and cook dinner for my husband and kids.
I want to check my email and twitter, when I know I should be assembling puzzles and playing superheroes.
I want to lie on the couch and cuddle with my children, when I know I have to teach yoga.
I want to talk about my day with my husband, when I am so tired and know I need to go to bed.
I want to be a good mother, wife, sister, daughter, but I also know I'd prefer to be alone and not answer the phone.
I want to have a clean house and folded laundry, but I know I promised to take my kids to the library.
Then I practice yoga and settle in Bow Pose and feel the tug and pull and know that balance is that sweet spot between falling over and being upright.