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!