“Wait. Say that again. Did you just say you hug trees?”
“Yes. Whenever I go out into the woods, I stop and hug a tree…feel its energy, be with it. It’s a meditation technique.”
I was sitting with a literal treehugger. My friend, Mahila, has been meditating since she was six years old. In a school class her teacher did a relaxation exercise with the students. She was hooked. And so began her self-exploration.