Yoga – Vrikshasana


Indian Streetstyle fashion lifestyle blog, Vrikshasana and its benefits

I hope you have gone through my previous posts in the Yoga Series, if not here is a link to the basic Yoga poses. This post will shed light on Vrikshasana or the Tree pose. Vriksha in Sanskrit translates to Tree and asana means pose, this pose imitates a tree standing tall.

How to do the Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)
  • With arms straight at the side of your body, Stand tall
  • By bending your right knee, place the right foot high up on your left thigh, you may lose balance but only keep the foot as far as possible and do not push yoursef.
  • The sole of the foot should be placed firmly near the root of the thigh, or wherever possible but must be flat on the thigh
  • Your left leg must be straight and your body must be balanced on just one leg.
  • Find your balance, breathe in deeply and gracefully raise your arms over your head from the side. Bring your palms together above your head which would look like a ‘Namaste’.
  • Keep your gaze steady to maintain a steady balance and Look straight ahead in front of you.
  • Make sure that your spine is straight. Your body must be taut, like a stretched elastic band. Continue breathing deeply; relax your body with each breath.
  • Exhaling slowly, bring your hands down to the side of your body.
  • Gently release the right leg.
  • Standing tall as you did repeat this pose with the left leg on the right thigh.


Indian Street style fashion lifestyle blog, Yoga Vrikshasana and its benefits

Benefits of the Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)
  • Stretches the arms, back and legs, also opens the hip
  • Increases your upper body strength.
  • Balances your mind and improves concentration.
  • Relieve some cases of sciatica
  • Rejuvenates your mind by relaxing your body.
Caution to be asserted while doing the Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

If you are suffering from migraine, insomnia, low or high blood pressure avoid Vrikshasana at all times. Those with high blood pressure can do this pose without raising their arms overhead, as this may further raise their blood pressure. You might have to practice this pose with a teacher if you have undergone major spine, abdomen, knee surgeries.

 Have you tried Vrikshasana or the tree pose yet? If not, then do include this basic Yoga posture in your exercise routine and reap its benefits soon. You may leave your comments here or reach me on:  Facebook Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin |




47 Replies to “Yoga – Vrikshasana”

  1. I love your blog because you post these Yoga articles too 🙂 Thanks for sharing the benefits of this asana dear <3

  2. It probably sounds weird for professional people… but I make yoga with Xbox… :-* I was practicing the tree pose but with your detailed explanation I know now what I have to improve… Thanks for sharing! It was very useful 🙂

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  3. I started yoga about three days back and could not maintain this pose. I was dancing all around the place as my teacher described. I hope to perfect this some day and achieve a great balance

  4. this is a very useful post. thanks for the tips. I;m really considering yoga now since i can no longer go to the gym due to my scoliosis
    hope you copuld check our blog too =)

  5. Wow the best practice ever! I love yoga and meditation! and my body love it too! Thanks for sharing! Namaste!

  6. Nice post, love yaga, I also exercise every day, now my body shape have improved obviously

  7. Chaicy… yoga is such a great way to learn how to breathe properly and to get balance. I’m lucky if I can hold a pose 5-10 seconds. I know I just have to keep working at it xox ♡

  8. I have recently started Yoga and aerobics to get in shape. My main issue is breathing. Your post was very helpful. Thanks.

  9. i personally love tree pose 🙂
    it also depends on mind game ,focus like how u pose and be there for how many minutes

  10. when you say those with migraine, insomnia, low and HBP to avoid tree pose at all times, it means while suffering from the symptoms, right?
    i tend to get migraines and couldn’t sleep at some times but i practise yoga and tree pose is one of the basic (along with sun salutation).

  11. I am also loving your yoga posts dear. Keep on writing such informational posts for us yoga geeks.

    1. Loving your Post on Yoga! I’m going to try this pose here after.

  12. I’ve never tried yoga but I always wanted to so who knows… maybe one day…

  13. this is indeed a great pose to do the balancing act. Also, my childhood yoga guru have told me “not only the weight, but the mental state can be depicted, with the time period spent on to be still, in this pose”. Thanks for sharing…. gorgeous shot by the way!!

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