Tree Pose (Vrksasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



TREE POSE

Sanskrit Name – Vrksasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Vrksa - Tree, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Standing Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Back, Legs, Glutes and Core


WHAT IS TREE POSE (VRKSASANA)?


Tree Pose (Vrksasana) is a grounding, standing yoga pose that centres and strengthens your body. It calms the mind, improves your balance and posture.


DO NOT PRACTICE TREE POSE (VRKSASANA) IF:

  1. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF TREE POSE (VRKSASANA)

  1. Calms the mind and relieves feelings of anxiety and depression

  2. Improves balance and posture


HOW TO PRACTICE TREE POSE (VRKSASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Ground your feet. Turn your right foot to a 45 degree angle. Lift your right foot up to your inner thigh.

  2. Make sure you have picked a spot to gaze at to help with your concentration and balance. If you can, raise your arms straight up to the sky like branches reaching up to the Sun.

  3. To come out of the pose, step back into Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and repeat on the other side.


TREE POSE (VRKSASANA) VARIATION – FOOT ON CALF


You can practice this yoga pose with your foot on your calf as opposed to your inner thigh. This variation is great for beginners still working on their balance.


PREPARATORY POSES


Mountain Pose - Tadasana


Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana


Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Pose


Virabhadrasana II – Warrior II


COUNTER POSES


Mountain Pose - Tadasana


Wide-Legged Forward Bend – Prasarita Padottanasana I

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