The roots of our physical postures provide the steadiness we need to grow and explore and flourish within each one. If our roots and core support structure are not deep and strong, then our expansion will not reach its potential. This asks us to be patient and diligent in deepening our roots and strengthening our core supports. Our energy needs to be focused on stabilizing and integrating before it is focused on expanding.

Even though these strawberry plants are already beginning to produce buds, the instruction card indicates that I should pluck off the buds until a few weeks after planting them in the ground. This keeps the plants’ energy focused on rooting and strengthening their core supports so that the process of flowering and bearing fruit will be that much sweeter!