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Boosts physical strength and concentration with Vrikshaasana

Yoga removes illness, therefore we must practice it daily. And those who follow this everyday will definitely find health and happiness.

About Vrikshaasana:

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.

Method:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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

Note:

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.

Precaution:

  • 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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