The name ‘Vrikshasana’ is comes from Sanskrit, in which ‘Vriksha’ means Tree and meaning of Asana is to seat, pose or posture. When this pose is performed effectively, it would seem that a tree. As it were, you stop like a tree in the last position of this stance. The leg that you are remaining on resembles a trunk attached to the ground with arms and the other leg and the head go about as branches and clears out. So it is called Tree pose. This Pose has a place with the Inverted Balancing gathering of stances. It is a standout amongst the most troublesome, intriguing and powerful yoga postures.
Benefits of Vrikshasana:
Vrikshasana (tree pose yoga) is useful for people suffering from spine deformities, upper and lower extremities joint arthritis, shoulder and leg weakness, and also giddiness. It alleviates pain in rheumatism patients, strengthens the ligaments of feet, tendons and arches, helps in improving neromuscular coordination, and makes your leg stronger. This pose also increases concentration power, balance, and flexibility.
Tree Pose Step-By-Step
- Start with Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
- Bring your palms together at heart center.
- Rooting through the four corners of your right foot and engaging your right quadricep and your core, slowly lift your left leg and bring the sole of the foot anywhere above or below your right knee. *Never on your knee!!
- Inhale and lengthen through the crown of your head. Find your focus directly in front of you and keep it at a soft gaze.
- As you take your five deep breaths here, you can choose any arm variation such as raising your arms over your head, keeping it in prayer or separated but still in alignment with your shoulders–growing your tree.
- Slowly release your arms back to heart center and release the left leg. Repeat on the right side.