The Tree pose
The tree pose can be easily practiced by a beginner.
This pose is started, by standing in tadasana (standing straight with the spine, abdomen, legs and the entire body erect).
From the tadasana pose, bend your right knee and rest it on the inner thigh of your left leg. With the help of your right hand, hold the right ankle and pull it towards your groin and rest the leg on your inner thigh. Your right ankle should be placed directly under your groin and your toes should be pointing towards the floor. If you can, press your right heel into your left leg.
Slowly lift your hands and join your palms together and stretch them high up as far as possible. Keep your spine erect at all times. Also lengthen your tailbone.
Bend your neck backwards and focus an object or a point on the ceiling for a minute. Stay in this position for 30 seconds and from the tadasana pose shift to the other leg.
Tree Pose Yoga
Benefits of the tree pose
This pose helps in balancing of the mind and the body. It tones the smaller muscles in the ankles and makes them strong. It flexes the nervous system. It is great for ankle injuries.
It strengthens the calves, thighs and spine.
It stretches the groin, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.
Therapeutic benefit – Relieves sciatica and reduces flat feet.
As a beginner, if your raised foot tends to slip away from the standing thigh, place a sticky or rough mat between the standing leg and the ankle for support.