Tree Pose or Vrikshasana

“Celebrate ‪#‎InternationalYogaDay‬ by doing the Tree Pose or Vrikshasana! This posture replicates the graceful, steady stance of a tree. Unlike most yoga poses, the Tree Pose requires keeping our eyes open in order to maintain body balance. How to do the Tree Pose or Vrikshasana? – Stand tall and straight with arms by the side […]

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Yi Jiefang

“As we approach Mother’s Day, we celebrate a Chinese mother who went on to fulfill her son’s wish of greening the desert. Yi Jiefang lost her son a few days after her conversation with him during which he said, “I want to go back to China after graduation to reforest the area,” while watching on […]

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Yellow Snake

“Yellow Snake Tree is a deciduous tree native to south Asia. It can reach a height of 65 feet and flowers during the months of May to July. Its flowers are bell shaped and pale yellow with reddish-purple veins. It is commonly known as Paral in Hindi, Padal in Marathi and Patalam in Tamil. It […]

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Yellow Bells

“Yellow Bells is a beautiful tree native to the American continent. It can grow to 25 feet in height and its flowers are sunshine yellow shaped like a trumpet. The leaves and roots of the plant contain bioactive compounds that may have medicinal uses. Unlike most flowering plants, honey bees are attracted to it but […]

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The Trees Are Alive!

What if trees were made of flesh and blood as we are? Russian Artist Yeka Haski started this project to show that killing a tree is a murder by painting “”ossubuco”” meaning cross-cut veal shanks on the trees felled. She’s drawing attention to the illegal felling of trees and deforestation in the area of Kavgolovo […]

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Wood Apple

“Wood Apple is native to India and surrounding countries. It can reach a height of around 30 feet and is planted for its fruits that are similar to bael. The fruit when ripe is rich in Vitamin A, B and some amount of Vitamin C. There are multiple uses of this tree around Southeast Asia. […]

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White Leadtree

“White Leadtree is native to parts of Mexico and Central America. It is fast-growing tree and can reach up to 20 meters or 65 feet in height. It produces white flowers tinged with yellow resembling mimosa and long flattened pods. Its legumes provide an excellent source of high-protein cattle fodder and is also planted for […]

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White Cedar

“White Cedar is native to parts of Canada and USA. It can grow to over 20 meters or 66 feet tall and widely planted for ornamental purposes. It is an important tree to the traditional Ojibwe or Native American culture. It was honored with the name Nookomis Giizhik (Grandmother Cedar) as it is considered a […]

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