Every year the Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates Japanese culture and springtime with Sakura Matsuri, the Cherry Blossom Festival. Cherry blossom season is so inspiring. Those pink blossoms just cannot be stopped. The branch in this image reminded me of side crow – strong and solid, weightless and light.
I love flowers and plants despite my inability to cultivate them in my own apartment. And because spring is finally here, I’ve been checking out what beauties are in bloom. This week at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Tulipa Kaufmanniana ‘Ancilla’ hits the scene.
At first I was thinking Navasana with this one. The petals seem to be at the right angle for that. But there was something even more grounded and powerful happening here. Something about the stretching and reaching for the sky in standing splits seemed like a better match. What do you think?
When I first moved to New York I used to volunteer at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I was looking for a way to get outside, maybe even meet some new people. Somehow I ended up in a back office tagging and cataloguing images for the online store. But I did get to roam the grounds a lot and go to events there, which I absolutely loved.
Right now at the BBG, the Cape Buttercup is in bloom. It’s finally spring and that feels worth celebrating with a wide, heart opening posture like Wild Thing. Limbs reaching wide like the petals on this flower, blooming open, heart to the sun.
It’s getting a little bit warmer here in New York. But not quite warm enough for outdoor yoga. I’m doing my best by imagining greenhouse settings for practice.
This image of a Kyoto garden from Placearama.
This may look like a dangerous place to do balancing postures. But there’s something about the smell of a hot house that I love.
Image from At Home At Home.
This last image is from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I can just imagine reaching up, up, up for those tendrils of greenery.
Image from Brooklyn Botanic Garden.