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Yoga removes illness, therefore we must practice it daily. And those who follow this everyday will definitely find health and happiness.
While performing this posture, your body looks like a tree. That’s why it is known ‘Vrikshasan’ or ‘The Tree Posture’. It is beneficial to people of all age groups since it energises the body and relaxes the mind. Let’s take a look at how to perform this asana correctly.
Stand in an upright position. Keep your back straight, maintain a little gap between both the legs and relax your hands, allowing them to hang loosely by your side.
Fold the right leg at the knee and place the sole on the inner side of left thigh.
Inhaling deeply, raise both hands slowly over the head and join them together to form the traditional Indian salute (Namaskar).
Maintain this posture for few minutes by focusing on a certain point in front of eyes.
Exhale now and bring the hands down, back to their natural position.
Slowly release the folded leg and stand still on both feet.
Repeat this posture with the other leg.
Strengthens the back muscles that support the spinal cord
Helps in maintaining body balance
Enhances self confidence and concentration
Improves circulation in the legs.
Useful in treating sciatica disorders
Reduces stress level by calming the mind
In the beginning, it might be difficult to maintain proper balance. If it does, you can stand with your back against a wall to help you gain balance. Gradually step away from the wall and also increase the time you spend on each leg.
Yogasana must be always practiced under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
Consult your physician before doing any physically demanding postures.
One should practice asanas in a natural way according to one’s body strength and health condition. Do not push your body into unnatural angles just to get the asana perfect.
This asana is not recommended for patients with acute insomnia, hypertension, or with severe headaches.
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