Yoga Tree Pose

The yoga Tree Pose is known as Vrikshasana. Vriksh is the Sanskrit word for tree.

And the posture, when done correctly, makes the practitioner look like a tree, thus, the name.

While it is recommended that you learn yoga poses from an experienced and qualified yoga teacher, here is a step-by-step to help you get an idea about the tree pose.

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  • First, get into Tadasana or the Mountain Pose. Then, lightly, move your weight to the left foot while you keep that foot firmly on the floor. Bend your right knee. Then with your right hand, clasp the right ankle.
  • Move your right foot upwards and keep the sole on the left inner thigh. If you can, then press the right heel in the inner left groin with the toes pointing to the floor. The central part of the pelvis should be over the left foot.
  • Then place your hands on the pelvis and ensure that the pelvis is positioned neutrally.
  • Lengthen the tailbone. The sole of the right foot should be pressed firmly against the inner thigh. Then, resist with the left outer leg. Bring your hands together in Anjali Mudra. Gaze at a point on the floor.
  • Stay in the position for a few seconds or a minute. Do the same positions with the legs reversed.

Anatomical focus:

The Yoga Tree pose focuses on the thighs.

Therapeutic applications:

The yoga tree pose is good for people with sciatica nerve pain.

Benefits: This posture has the following benefits –

  • It relieves sciatica pain.
  • The Tree Pose can reduce flat feet.
  • It is also good for improving body balance.
  • This posture can stretch the shoulders, chest, inner thighs and groin.

Caution: You may want to avoid this posture if your have low blood pressure, insomnia and headache. And if you have high blood pressure, then make sure that you do not raie your arms overhead.

Props: If you want some more support while doing this pose, then you can stand against a wall and do the posture. This will give you back support.

Yoga benefits: Yoga has several benefits, both mental and physical. Yoga can make the body more flexible and can slow down the aging process by flushing out toxins and keeping the joints well lubricated. This reduces the process of cell deterioration. Your yoga practice can be a combination of meditation, pranayama, and yogasana. You can also do yoga to keep diseases at bay.

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