Tree Pose or Vrksasana

Erica
RYT-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher. Erica started practicing yoga daily to bring herself flexibility, strength and balance. She enjoys doing yoga on the mat in the room, in nature and at the sea side. Erica brings yoga from the mat to everyday life and it helps her to be balanced, non judgmental and to learn new things. She likes learning and challenges, and encourages students to challenge themselves, learn new asanas, practice and enjoy every minute of yoga.
tree pose or Vrksasana

tree pose or Vrksasana

 

  1. Begin in mountain pose
  2. Shift the weight on the left foot while your right leg is bent
  3. Rest the sole of the right foot against the inside of the left leg as high as possible but away from knee. The toes of this foot should be pointed downwards
  4. Join your palms together at the chest as in prayer pose
  5. Press the sole of the right foot against the interior of the left leg and keep the bent right leg relaxed
  6. The sole of the left foot should be pressed into the floor
  7. Inhale when raising the arms over the head, with palms together and stretched out through the fingertips
  8. The crown of the head should be towards the ceiling and gaze at the fixed point in front of you. Imagine you are stretching in upward, downward and outward all at once
  9. Remain in this pose for 15 to 30 seconds and then come back to mountain pose
  10. Repeat steps from 2 to 9 with the other leg.

Source: http://www.yogawiz.com/yoga-poses/standing-balancing-poses/tree-pose.html#continued

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