VRIKSHASANA- THE TREE POSTURE

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Description :

In Sanksrit Vriksha means “Tree”. The challenge of the vriksha-asana is maintaining balance on one leg.

Health Benefits :

Tones the leg muscles and gives one a sense of balance.
Gives willpower, improves the concentration power and a steady mind.
This asana is a compliment asana for sirasasana.

Step1 :

Stand erect with the feet together, the heels and big toes touching each other.

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Step2 :

As you exhale,Bend the left leg at the knee and place the left heel at the root of the right thigh.
Rest the foot on the right thigh, toes pointing downwards.

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Step3 :

As you inhale,Raise the arms side ways, in lines with the shoulders, palm facing down. Keep the arms
parallel to the floor. Balance on the right leg.
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Step4 :

As you exhale, bring your palms together in prayer position.
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Step5 :

Raise your arms overhead, keeping your palms in prayer position. To maintain balance, it helps to focus your eyes on one point in front of you and keep on breathing through the belly.

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Step6 :

Repeat the above steps with balancing on the left leg.

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