Henna has been used since the Bronze Age as an adornment for celebrations including weddings, holidays and coming-of-age rituals. Many countries including Morocco and India have traditions of applying henna during the third trimester of pregnancy. The practice is not only beautiful and soothing in itself; it's an opportunity to experience an ancient and sacred birth ritual.
A few days later Kelly contacted Amy to share with her, "I know you wanted eight [tree limbs] to signify the eight branches of yoga, but for some reason when I was mapping it out, it felt very strong to have three roots at the bottom. It occurred to me when I was finishing that the three 'branches' or roots at the bottom symbolize you, your husband and your daughter creating a safe strong support for the new family member coming in. Sometimes the henna seems to have a mind of it's own."