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How to do tree pose (Vrksasana)?

The tree pose (Vrikshasana) is a classic yoga pose that helps improve balance and focus while also strengthening the legs and ankles.

The Tree Pose (Vrikshasana) in yoga offers a number of benefits, including:

  1. Improved balance and concentration: The act of balancing on one foot while raising the arms and finding a still gaze helps to improve balance and concentration.

  2. Strengthened legs and ankles: The Tree Pose requires you to bear your weight on one leg, which can help to strengthen the muscles in your legs and ankles.

  3. Stretches the groin, inner thighs, and chest: The pose also stretches the muscles in the groin, inner thighs, and chest.

  4. Reduces stress and anxiety: The act of focusing on the present moment and your breath can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

  5. Improves posture: The Tree Pose can help to improve your posture by strengthening your core and leg muscles, which helps you to stand up straight.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do the tree pose correctly:

Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Ground down through both feet and engage your core.

Shift your weight onto your left foot and lift your right foot off the ground. Place the sole of your right foot on the inner thigh of your left leg, above or below the knee. Avoid pressing your foot into the knee joint.