Tree pose is a widely popular balancing yoga pose. It might look quite easy to do, but believe me, it’s not, especially for the beginners. It is a great pose to balance the body and mind.
In this blog, we’ll learn everything about Tree Pose.
Tree Pose and its Benefits
The name Tree Pose is the English translation of the Sanskrit name Vrikshasana. Vrikshasana consists of two Sanskrit words Vriksha means Tree and asana means Posture.
Vrikshasana is among the best yoga poses to practice balancing the body. When you are new, it’s okay to wobble and shake during the practice, even if you fell down couple of times, it’s completely normal.
So let’s take a look at some benefits of the Tree Pose.
- This yoga asana provides good stretch to the arms, legs, inner thighs, groin muscles and shoulders.
- It tones the muscles of arms, legs and thighs
- It improves the balancing capability of the body
- Regular practice of tree pose strengthens the tendons and ligaments of legs and arms too
- Regular practice of Vrikshasana is also quite beneficial for insomniac patients
- It is quite helpful in migraine too
- It provides relief to the patients of sciatica
- Regular practice of tree pose helps to be more focused
- Its regular practice brings balance between the body and the mind
- It calms down brain
- It provides relief in anxiety and fatigue
- Its regular practice helps you to concentrate and keep the mind stable
- Vrikshasana rejuvenates the body as well as the mind
Steps to do Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)
Here we are mentioning quite simple and easy steps to do Tree Pose\ Vrikshasana.
- To begin with, stand upright while keeping both the arms by your side
- After that, set the bottom of one of your foot on the opposite inner thigh. You can keep the base either above or below your knee acceding to your will.
- Now while staying in this pose, join both the palms as in Salutation Seal or Añjali Mudrā
- To be more stable, you can gaze or look at any particular thing or point so that you can keep your balance
- Keep inhaling and exhaling regularly and relax
- Stay for 30-60 seconds or as long as you can
- Then release the pose and return to the initial position
Precautions to be taken while practicing the Tree Pose
Does not matter how easy a yoga asana seem to be, every yoga posture should be done with meticulousness. It is very important to consider Do's and Dont's while practicing yoga. Therefore it is very important to know what you should avoid and what should you adapt.
- Avoid this yoga posture in case of high blood pressure
- Always keep the base of your foot only above or below the knee. Do not set it on the knee as it will exert the unwanted pressure on the knee of your leg
- While stretching your arms up, make sure to do it quite gently or you might probably pull a muscle
- In case you feel any kind of pain in your legs, knees or arms; drop the pose
- To make your pose stable, do not look here and there. Find a point or literally anything at front and fix your eyes on it. Moving eyes does not help to be at stable position
- In case you are unable to hold the pose, do not stop practicing it. Initially, try to hold the tree pose just for 5 seconds. Then gradually increase your pace. Do not attempt to hold the pose for 60-80 seconds. Begin with low and then go towards the high