Vrikshasana is one of the important asanas among the various yogasanas. Vrikshasana comes from the word Vriksha which means tree and that is why this yoga pose/posture is known as the tree pose. Virkshasana or tree yoga posture teaches the quality of a tree. It teaches you to become strong, sturdy, balanced and grow continuously.
Steps for performing Vrikshasana or the tree pose:
- Stand straight and keep your feet close to each other. Your knees, legs and hand should be straight.
- Now bring your right feet t and keep it on your left thigh. Try to make a right angle. If you are unable to keep your foot on the thigh,try to keep your foot on the left leg wherever you feel comfortable and can maintain balance. But remember your right toe should be point downwards.Your body balance should be on the left leg.
- Now join your palms and bring them to the middle of your chest and keep the figure pointing upwards. Now slowly move your hands overhead. Raise your arms over your head. Your arms should be slightly bent.
- Stand straight, look in the front and be relaxed.
- Stay in this position for about 10 seconds. Breathe normal.6. Now slowly bring your hands in the middle portion of the chest same as before, bring your right leg to the ground and come back in the starting position.
- Repeat the same procedure with another leg.
- Try to repeat the whole procedure for 2 to 3 times.
Benefits of Vrikshasana or tree pose-
- Vrikshasasna yoga pose makes your knees, ankles and overall leg strong and flexible..
- Vrikshasana tones the legs, open the hips.
- Vrikshasana also improves concentration.
- Vrikshasana develops neuromuscular coordination.
After doing Vrikshasana, some people have seen great relief in sciatica.
People who suffer from high blood pressure should not raise their arms overhead, therefore they should minimize Vrikshasana.Precautions and Care:
Avoid Vrikshasana if you are suffering from headache and insomnia.