Tree Pose Sanskrit
vrksa = tree
Tree Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions
Stand in Tadasana. Shift your weight slightly onto the left foot, keeping the inner foot firm to the floor, and bend your right knee. Reach down with your right hand and clasp your right ankle.
See also The Truth of Tree Pose
Draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh; if possible, press the right heel into the inner left groin, toes pointing toward the floor. The center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
See also More Poses for Balance
Rest your hands on the top rim of your pelvis. Make sure the pelvis is in a neutral position, with the top rim parallel to the floor.
Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor. Firmly press the right foot sole against the inner thigh and resist with the outer left leg. Press your hands together in Anjali Mudra. Gaze softly at a fixed point in front of you on the floor about 4 or 5 feet away.
See also More Standing Poses
Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Step back to Tadasana with an exhalation and repeat for the same length of time with the legs reversed.
Watch a demonstration of Tree Pose
Contraindications and Cautions
- Low blood pressure
- High blood pressure: Don't raise arms overhead
Modifications and Props
You can stand with your back braced against a wall if you feel unsteady in this pose.
If your raised foot tends to slide down the inner standing thigh, put a folded sticky mat between the raised-foot sole and the standing inner thigh.
- Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine
- Stretches the groins and inner thighs, chest and shoulders
- Improves sense of balance
- Relieves sciatica and reduces flat feet
If you are practicing Vrksasana with arms raised overhead, a partner can help you lift and lengthen your arms. First raise your arms perpendicular to the floor. Have your partner stand behind you and press inward against your outer upper arms, then lift your outer arms toward the ceiling. At the same time, draw your inner arms downward, from the wrists to the tops of the shoulders.what does no pending benefits mean How to plant a pineapple top? what is an accountable care organizations definition how to get prepared for anal from a porn star advice How to unlock toshiba air conditioner rac-pd1211cru tricks? What does market cap mean in crypto? What does erm mean in text? What does vodka taste like? how to list skills in a cover letter that job is looking for biotechnology How to file 2020 taxes? How to get pregnant tips for men? how to measure car speaker How to draw videos? What is the meaning of succumb? How to make slime? what is the difference between hospice care and palliative care How to make a woman orgasm? What does a court reporter do? how do you measure bicycle size why i listen to my husbands advice who has the best crypto currency advice 2018 what is the difference between waffles and belgian waffles When the sun goes down lyrics meaning? what benefits does the covid vaccine have how to get ild remittance advice from dc medicaid How to fine tune folds paper folder tips? When am i gonna lose you lyrics meaning? what are the 7 life skills How to get rid of fleas on kittens? what is the best definition of illumination How to clean shower? what is the definition of foster family Tips on how to gain weight fast for females? When do tricks have the best braking? Http://www.pc-tricks-tip.com/2011/01/how-to-visit-google-usa-without-country.html#.tmtev0ioxe? How to change a pdf to a jpg? what is the definition of greedy what is the difference between string beans and green beans What is the meaning of joy to the world? what are the benefits of b1 vitamin How to draw cartoon characters? what is a talk of helping one improve called? How to get rid of stink bugs?