Vrikshasana is one of the standing postures of yoga. Quite easy to start with and great for ergonomic corrections of our gait. Its fun and teaches balance. Since the pose resembles a tree, hence the name.

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Technique

  1. Stand in Tadasana.
  2. Bend the right leg at the knee and place the right heel at the root of the left thigh. Rest the foot on the left thigh, toes pointing downwards.
  3. Balance on the left leg, join the palms and raise the arms straight over the head.
  4. Stay for a few seconds in the pose breathing deeply. Then lower the arms and separate the palms, straighten the right leg and stand again in Tadasana.
  5. Repeat the pose, standing on the right leg, placing the left heel at the root of the right thigh. Stay for the same length of time on both sides, come back to Tadasana and relax.
  6. This is Vrikshasana (Tree Pose).

Effects

Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) tones the leg muscles and gives one a sense of balance and poise.