Vrikshasana is the Sanskrit word. Vriksha means Tree and Asana means Pose. The final pose looks like a shape of tree hence it is known as Vrikshasana or Tree pose. Regular practice of vrikshasana stretches your spine, arms, legs and increases height. Let’s see steps and more benefits of Vrikshasana (Tree pose).
Tree Pose, Vrikshasana Yoga Steps
- Stand straight with erect spine and keep arms by the side of your body.
- Now bend your right knee and place right foot on your left thigh means ( above the left knee) as shown in above image.
- Keep the left leg straight and try to balance this position.
- Now while inhaling raise your both the arms up and bring your palms together.
- Hold this position for few seconds (30 sec-1 min). Keep breathing deeply.
- Think that you are feeling more relaxed and calm after each exhalation (breathing out).
- Now while exhaling bring down your right leg and hands to come to the starting position.
- Now repeat this cycle with bending the left leg.
- Practice bridge pose for few minutes daily.
Benefits of Vrikshasana, Tree Pose
- Improves balance and posture
- Effective to increase height
- Stretches your spine, arms, buttocks, and legs
- Improves concentration
- Calms the mind and body
- Relieves sciatica.
Vrikshasana, Tree Pose Precautions
- Those who are suffering from a headache, migraine, insomnia, low or high blood pressure should not practice.
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