Tree pose promotes all-around physical and mental health. Some of the important physical benefits of tree pose include:
- Improves balance
- Improves focus
- Stretches the spine
- Tones and strengthens the legs
- Aids in treating sciatic conditions and flat feet
This pose can be a challenge for the beginner as the entire weight of the body is balanced on one leg. Those with health conditions, such as low blood pressure and insomnia, should avoid practicing tree pose. Those with high blood pressure can practice the pose without lifting the hands.