Virkshasana is also known as Tree Pose. Virkshasana derived from Sanskrit word “Virksha” means Tree and “Asana” means Pose.
Steps for Tree Pose: –
- Stand in Samastithi with arms by the side of your body.
- Bend your left knee and place the left foot high up on your right thigh. The sole of the foot should be placed flat and firmly near the root of the thigh.
- Make sure that your right leg is straight. Find your balance.
- Once you are well balanced, take a deep breath in, gracefully raise your arms over your head from the side, and bring your palms together in ‘Namaste’ mudra (hands-folded position).
- Look straight ahead in front of you, at a distant object. A steady gaze helps maintain a steady balance.
- With slow exhalation, gently bring down your hands from the sides. You may gently release the right leg.
- Stand Samasthiti as you did at the beginning of the posture. Repeat this pose with the left leg off the ground on the right thigh.
Benefits of Tree Pose
- Improves balance and stability in the legs
- On a metaphysical level, helps one to achieve balance in other aspects of life
- Strengthens the ligaments and tendon of the feet
- Strengthens and tones the entire standing leg, up to the buttocks
- Assists the body in establishing pelvic stability
- Strengthen the bones of the hips and legs due to the weight-bearing nature of the pose
- Builds self-confidence and esteem
- If you are suffering from migraine, insomnia, low or high blood avoid this pose.
- If you have knee injury or knee pain avoid this asana.
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