(Benefits of Tree Pose (Vrikshasana

The tree pose is a reminder of our connection to the earth, which

provides sustenance and nourishment to all living beings.

So much time is spent walking on the pavement and floors that the

link to the earth is weakened. The benefits of tree pose include

helping to improve posture, providing stability to the pelvis,

strengthening the ankles and legs, elongating the spine, and

improving flexibility of the muscles of the inner thigh while also

helping with centering and balance.

Standing erect, fix the eyes on a focal point ahead of you.

This pose also can also be performed while lying on the back

if it’s too difficult maintaining balance.

Carry the weight of the body on the right leg by tensing the

thigh muscle.

While inhaling, lift the left leg with the sole of the foot placed

on to the inner thigh or calf muscle of the standing leg.

Should the foot slip, support the ankle with one hand

The inner groin of the bent leg can be stretched by shifting

the knee out to the side and aligned with the hip, breathing


Once balanced, the hands can be clasped in Namaste in the

middle of the chest or the arms can be lifted above the head.

If holding onto the leg, the other hand can be lifted to the

middle of the chest or the open palm rested at the heart


Maintain for 8 – 10 breaths.

Bring the lifted leg back to the ground and lower the arms.

Do it again on the opposite side.

Benefits of Tree Pose

Strengthens the entire leg


Strengthens tendons and ligaments of the ankles and feet


Improves stability in the legs and balance


Improves posture


Improves concentration


Helps to relieve sciatica

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