Tree Pose (Vrikshasana) How to do & Benefits



                                                 The girl is doing Yoga Tree pose near to the trees in forest or jungle.
                                                                                                           Tree Pose / Vrikshasana

                         Pronunciation -           vrik-sha-sa-na
                         Meaning –Vriksha ’ is the Sanskrit word and it means a ‘Tree’. 
                                                                              And asana means 'Posture' or 'Pose'.
                         Difficulty –  2 out of 10.

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



How to do Tree Pose or Vrikshasana ?

Steps –

              1) Stand straight with legs together and hands straight down touch to the side of the thighs.

             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 inside of left leg thigh. As shown in picture above Heels upwards and toes downwards.

             3) Now you can do Namaskar Mudra while maintaining balance in Tree pose or you can do as we did hand gesture in Palm 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.


A girl doing Tree Yoga pose at the cliff
                                                                                                                            How to do Tree Pose



Note –


        a) While doing this Yoga pose, Do not bend forward or backward.
        b) Try to maintain balance of your body on one leg. 
        c) Focus on one fix point to maintain the balance. 
        d) Keep your head, neck and body in one line. 
        e) Your hands must be parallel to each other. 
        f) Stretch your hands as much as you can upward direction.




Benefit –  

                 a) Regular practice of Tree yoga pose increase concentration.
                      b) Regular practice of Tree yoga pose improves balance and co-ordination of the body.  
                      c) This Yoga pose, helps to strengthen leg muscles.  
                      d) This Yoga pose, improves blood circulation.
                      e) This Yoga pose, helps to remove fatigue and laziness.



Limitation –


            a) Those who have knee-joint pain or ankle-joint pain should avoid to do Tree Pose or Vrikshasana.
            b) Avoid this Yoga pose, if you are feeling like qualm or reel.


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