How to do Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)- Benefits, Precautions & Steps

Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

Because of its shape like a tree, it is called Vrikshasana. Place the right foot at the root of the left thigh and stand straight like a tree. This is called Vrikshasana. While performing the asana, the posture of the seeker becomes like that of a well-frozen tree. With this asana, the body gets ready to do other asanas.

This asana is practiced to gain balance, strengthen the muscles of the legs and the abdominal region. It reduces the hyperactivity of kidney and bladder. It develops the ability to protect semen for celibacy.

How to Do Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

Vrikshasana is done in the following way-

Stand in the posture of Tadasana.

Raise your right leg and place it on the inside of the left thigh in such a way that the heel touches the joint of the thighs and the toes remain downwards.

Simultaneously join both the palms while stretching your arms upwards.

Take a deep breath and keep stretching your hands. Stay in this situation as long as you can.

If you concentrate on any point in front of you, it will help you to balance yourself.

In the end, slowly bring your arms down and bring the right leg down as well.

This became a part of the posture. Now lift the left leg and place it on the right thigh.

Complete the process with the arms overhead, palms together, fully stretched.

Stop in this position as much as you can.

Finally bring down the arms, bring down the left leg also and finish the asana.

Benefits of Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

(1) This asana benefits the muscles of chest, back, waist etc.

(2) The muscle of the heart gets strength, increases the power of the lungs.

(3) Stretching occurs in the muscles of the abdomen and the great wall.

(4) The feet do not waver while walking.

(5) There is benefit in enthusiasm and enthusiasm.

(6) By meditating on the Agya Chakra in this asana, the memory power becomes intense. Eye-light increases.

(7) Trembling of hands and feet stops and arms and calves become hard. Provides balance to the body.

Time-  Stay in this position for 5 to 10 seconds. Come back to Tadasana position. Now you have to repeat the same process standing on the right leg. In this way, do this action about 4 to 5 times respectively.

Note- Some Yogacharyas do Vrikshasana while keeping the head down and the legs up and standing still on the hands. In this asana, when we do Namaskar with folded hands in front, it is also called Namaskar Asana. While the first position of Surya Namaskar is also called Namaskarasana.

Breathing- Breathe while standing on one leg in the starting position. Hold the breath while bending the body down and bringing it back up. Breathe normally in the final position. Come back to the starting position and exhale.

Alertness- on maintaining physical balance. Meditation is concentrated in the Anahata Chakra.

Precautions of Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

1.) People with headache, insomnia and high blood pressure should not do this asana.

2.) If it is difficult to keep the leg on the upper part of the thigh, then it can be kept below the knee. But never keep it on the knee.

3.) Always keep the eyes open in the asanas of body balance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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