Yoga Pose: Tree (Vṛkṣāsana)

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  • Tree

  • Vṛkṣāsana

  • vṛkṣa = tree
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Standing / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
  • Description:

    From a standing position, one foot is rooted into the earth with the opposite heel rooted into the inner thigh with the toes pointing towards the earth. The pelvis and the chin are tucked in. The arms are lifted above the head with the palms together in prayer position. The gaze is forward.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens the legs, ankles, and feet. Improves flexibility in the hips and knees. Improves balance.