Featured Asana: Vrksasana

Vrksasana (Tree pose)

vrksa = tree

About the pose:

This is a standing balance pose which requires good coordination, concentration and core strength.  But any balance is a good balance and as such, even by only lifting the foot to the height of the ankle or calf of the standing leg achieves a lot of the benefits. In case of tight shoulders, keep the hands shoulder-width apart. For a detailed 3D image of the pose, go to http://www.bandhayoga.com/flyarounds.html and scroll down to ‘Vrksasana’.

Key muscle groups:

Strengthens the thighs, calfs, ankles and spine.  Stretches the groin, chest and shoulders.


–          Develops good posture

–          Improves sense of balance and coordination

–          Activates core muscles

–          Strengthens the arches of the feet


Enjoy your practice!




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