Today we will discuss the methods, benefits, and precautions of Vrikshasana. Here Vriksh means Tree and Asana means Posture. Vrikshasana means tree pose.
Nature around us teaches us a lot. Trees, part of nature, teach us a lot in life. Trees stand firm in every situation whether it is winter, summer, or monsoon. and give shade and fruits. He never takes a back step from his work. Like trees, this posture teaches stability and concentration.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) Steps
- First, you will give a gap of about 5 or 7 inches in both your legs.
- Keep the back and neck straight.
- first, bend your knee and raise it up and put the heel of the right foot on the thigh of the left foot.
- Bend the entire knee and take the ankle to the top body and press the heel inside on the thigh. touch the heel to the perineum.
- Do not keep the knees forward, keep the knee straight.
- Now you slowly move both hands upwards.
- Both palms will go up and mix together.
- Vriksh means tree. By practicing this posture, the shape of our body becomes like a tree, so it is called Vrikshasana.
- Keep the body stable during the practice of this posture.
- The speed of the breath will remain normal during this posture.
- Keep the elbows of the hands straight.
- Stabilize the body in this posture from 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- After that, gradually brought the hands back down.
- And keep your foot down.
- Now repeat the same exercise with other feet also.
- Bend the left knee. Press the heel of the left foot inside the thigh of the right foot.
- And slowly move your hands upwards. Keep elbow straight.
- The shoulders move upwards.
- Keep the body stable and the neck straight.
- Concentrate the eyes on one point on the front wall.
- After keeping the body stable from 30 seconds to one minute, gently put the first hands down. Put the legs down in your place.
- Initially, you will do the exercise from 30 seconds to one minute.
- Then increase the duration of stay in the body posture. Let the time also increase.
Benefits Of Vrikshasana
- The practice of this posture creates a mental balance.
- This posture is necessary for children.
- This leads to good growth and the mental growth of the body.
- This posture removes the versatility of the mind and concentrates the mind.and calm the mind.
- So that blood is operated well in the body.
- This posture practice causes blood to circulate to the body’s veins and muscles.
- You must have the practice of this posture in your daily life.
- because of stretches the leg muscles it gives relief in Sciatica.
- the whole body Warms up during stretching it from head to toe.
- you can see better results in coordination as well as a sense of balance.
- the topmost benefit is It strengthens Tones and strong muscles of the leg.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) Precautions
- This posture does not do in any of the diseases like vertigo, high or low blood pressure.
- Do not do this posture in knee or ankle pain, if you have any insomnia, avoid this posture.
- Do not do this posture in case of dizziness.
- And remember not to do this posture in migraine.
Tips for Beginners
- If you are not able to balance in the beginning, do not bother.
- In the beginning, you can take support if you want to take it. But remember You should not use support later.
- If you are unable to keep the hands up, you should keep your hands in the position of namaste in the beginning.
- You should keep trying slowly.
More About Tree Pose
- Before performing Tree pose one can do Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), Virabhadrasana-2 (warrior pose-2), Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) posture should be taken before the Tree Pose
- After practice of the Tree Pose, one can do Ardha Baddh Padmottanasana, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana.
- If there is a problem in maintaining balance while doing tree pose, you can stand on your back on the wall. You can take the support of the wall.
- Difference between Tadasana and Vrikshasana.
- Tadasana is known as Mountain pose. in this asana stands straight raise arms above on the head, while standing on toes.
- Vrikshasana is known as Tree pose. and in this asana bend your right knee high up on the left thigh and raise your arms over the head and keep arms in namaste position.
- The best time for tree pose is morning. The atmosphere is refreshed and calmed in the early hours of the morning before sunrise. or Practice Tree Pose in the evening.