Tree Pose - Vrikshasana Steps How to do and 8 Benefits

Tree Pose

                 Tree Pose is also known as "Vrikshasana". Vrikshasana are combination of two Sanskrit words, 'Vriksh' + 'asana'. Vriksh means 'Tree' and asana means 'Pose' or Posture. Tree Pose is the balancing Yoga pose.
                  Most of the Yoga Guru's says Tree pose requires to keep your eyes open in order to maintain the body balance, but believe me the more you practice the better your balance will be in tree pose. Then you can do tree pose with eyes closed, like me.

Yoga girl doing Tree Pose yoga vrikshasana benefits
Tree Pose

                                                         Pronunciation - vrik-sha-sa-na
                                                         Difficulty level - 2 out of 10.

This is balancing asana. Poor balance means restless mind or distracted attention.

How to do Tree Pose or Vrikshasana?

Yoga Girl is doing Vrikshasana Steps on cliff near sea
Vrikshasana Steps

Vrikshasana Steps -

  1. Stand straight with legs together and hands straight down touch to the side of the thighs, like Tadasana.
  2. Take couple of deep breath and calm your mind.
    Now slowly bend your right leg from knee, while standing on only one (left) leg and place the sole of right foot inner side of left leg thigh.
    As shown in picture above Heels upwards and toes downwards.
  3. Now you can do Namaste Mudra or Namaskar Mudra while maintaining balance on one leg in Tree pose.
    While breath - in, bring your hands slowly-slowly above the head, with palm facing each other.
    Stay in this pose or Hold this pose for few seconds. 10 seconds are enough for beginner.
    Your breathing must be gentle and at normal depth, while doing this Yoga pose.
  4. Then slowly bring your hands back to the original position.
  5. After that release the pose & bring the right leg on the floor.
    Stand straight with legs together and hands straight down touch to the side of the thighs.
  6. Now just change the leg, this time take left leg and bend it from knee.
    Repeat the steps from 1 to 5.
Note -
  • While doing this Yoga pose, Do not bend forward or backward.
  • Try to maintain balance of your body on one leg.
  • Focus on one fix point to maintain the balance.
  • Keep your head, neck and body straight in one line.
  • Stretch your hands as much as you can upward direction.
  • For Yoga and Meditation wear something comfortable clothes. Too tight cloths will distract you.
  • Do not practice Yoga on hard surface, it will hurt your skeleton and internal organs too.
         So you must do Yoga on Yoga Mat.

Vrikshasana Benefits -

  1. Regular practice of Tree pose increase concentration.
  2. Regular practice of Tree yoga pose improves balance and co-ordination of the body.
  3. This Yoga pose helps to strengthen leg muscles.
  4. This Yoga pose strengthen shoulders as well.
  5. This Yoga pose improves blood circulation.
  6. This Yoga pose helps those who are suffering from sciatica.
  7. This Yoga pose helps to remove fatigue and laziness.
  8. Tree Yoga pose makes you stable, flexible, and calm.

Precaution of Tree Pose -

  1. Those who have knee-joint pain or ankle-joint pain should avoid to do Tree Yoga Pose or Vrikshasana.
  2. Avoid this Yoga pose, if you are feeling like qualm or reel.
  3. If you have a Low or High Blood Pressure, Headache and Insomnia then avoid this Yoga Pose.
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