Fall Leaves, Living with Scars

A Yoga Theme for Fall

Your Why:       Help everyone find clarity on the mat, and purpose in life. Write your Why here.

Theme:            A life well lived has a few scars.

HOVS:             Boundaries and Healing


Every year nature does its thing. The leaves fall to make room for the spring bloom. I noticed on my young tree that where the leaf used to be, there’s a tiny scar now. This scar is as important as shedding the leaf. The tree no longer needs this leaf, it no longer serves, so it lets it go. And now in its place is a tiny scar. The scar serves as protection for the long winter. If there was no scar, the tree’s sap would bleed out. But a scar is like a boundary, and now the healing can take place for new growth. In our yoga, we might have to learn to love our scars so we can have new growth. It’s like a personal boundary. Our scars heal us and give us strength for tomorrow.


Nature teaches us the art of attention and patience. Leaves don’t simply fall one day. It is a long process. Scars are badges of courage and honor. They are meant to heal and protect. Sometimes you have to be the one who lets things go. Dharana is focused attention.

Golden Nuggets:

·      What can you let go of?

·      You can’t find new if you cling to the old.

·      Be patient.

·      Abundance starts with letting go.

·      A tree knows when to quit.

·      Scars make us stronger.

·      Scars heal us, protect us.

·      Scar tissue is courage tissue.

·      Scars are good boundaries.

·      Wisdom warriors have scars.

·      Light enters through a wound.

·      Take time to heal. Trees take all winter!

VP: Letting go means you are ready to heal. Scar tissue will make you stronger in the future.


“Endurance is patience concentrated.” Thomas Carlyle

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

“It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.” Garrison Keillor

“Heroes always have their scars. Some you can see. Some you can read about later on.” George Foreman

“Abundance is a process of letting go. That which is empty can receive.” Bryant H. McGill

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