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Celebrate Arbor Day with TREE POSE, Vrksasana and then plant a tree!

April 30, 2010


Yogagrrrl in Tree Pose

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

“Mister!” he said with a saw dusty sneeze,
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
And I’m asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs”

Tree Pose is a simple Balance Asana that helps bring balance into all areas of your life.

It helps strengthen your ankles, calves, thighs and back.  Tree Pose is great for people with Sciatica and Flat Feet.

Begin in Mountain Pose (Tadasana).

Allow all of your weight to sink into your right foot.

Begin to raise your left foot into kickstand, (left heel on the right ankle, left toes on the floor) or bring your left foot onto your right calf, or bring your left foot all the way up to your right thigh.

When you find your balance (concentrate your attention onto a stationary object),

Grow your Branches (arms) anyway you like: Hands together in prayer position at heart center, Hands together over your head, Arms over your head in a ‘V’ position, interlace your fingers and press your palms to the sky, or bring your elbows parallel to the floor (Palm Tree).

Repeat on the opposite side.

Remember wherever you are today is fine…we are all a work in progress!  There are a lot of things that can affect balance, headaches, and stress.  One side is a little more balanced than the other.

Looking for some variations?

Try closing your eyes in balance pose.

You can also add a side stretch to your tree by slowly bending towards your bent knee.

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