Tree Pose

Vrksasana

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.

Instructions

  • 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.

Cautions

  • 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
Yoga Type
Drishti
Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
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