The tree is the symbol of the marriage between heaven and earth: a tree plunges its roots into the earth and raises its branches towards the light. With the help of detailed photographs, this work introduces "standing like a tree" or Zhan Zhuang, a Qi Gong exercise which relaxes the body and calms the spirit. You will learn to connect with trees in order to receive their energy and communicate with them. Furthermore, the book explains how to choose the tree according to the season and which organs you want to act on. You will also discover the symbolism of the tree in different traditions: the tree of life in Kabbalah, the bodhi tree and Zen meditation, the tree of Tao and Chinese medicine, the Celtic tree, the tree of the five seasons - and their influence on organs, emotions and behaviour.