This post is by Lucy Sam, an experienced transpersonal therapist, transformational coach, energy healer, shamanic drum practitioner and private yoga teacher.

I love nature. I love trees. Trees have a special healing ability for me. When I walk amongst trees, I feel a deep affinity with the earth. I feel heard, I feel supported, I feel recharged and connected. This is just one of the things I do when I want to feel calm, find peace, clarity and ease. How do you trees make you feel? I love the reflection here that the water provides!

In shamanism trees are viewed as the portal between the earth and sky: the axis mundi. It is a channel that enables us to connect with the lower, middle and upper world; a place where we can receive insight, guidance and healing.

If you are interested in learning more about shamanism, join me at Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Saturday 7 March, 1:30pm – 4pm for an introduction to shamanic journeying.

If you want to learn more about energy healing, join me at Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Saturday 8 February, 1:30pm – 4pm for an energy healing workshop.

large mossy tree in a woodland area