Tree Pose


What is Tree Pose?

Tree pose, or vrksasana, is a standing balancing posture. With one foot anchored firmly on the ground, the other rests on the opposite inner thigh. The hands reach toward the sky.


  • Stand with your feet together.
  • Inhale and lift your right foot, resting it on the inside of your left thigh.
  • Once you find your balance, reach both arms toward the sky with an inhale and bring your palms together.
  • Focus your gaze straight ahead.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.


  • Do not rest the foot against the knee.

Benefits of Tree Pose

  • Tones the legs
  • Lengthens the spine
  • Improves balance
  • Develops concentration

Tree Pose Details
Sanskrit Name: Vrksasana
Pronunciation: vrik-SHAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Beginner
Drishti: Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type: Balancing, Standing Poses

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