Vrksasana (Tree)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practicing and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practitioner.

ASANA

Vrksasana (Tree)

WHERE

This pose can be found in most Hatha classes as it is has many variations so can cater for beginners to advanced yoga students.

BENEFITS

This pose improves balance and body awareness, as well as stretching the muscles of the legs, back and shoulders.

CAUTION

Care should be taken for contraindications such as headache, low or high blood pressure, and insomnia.

MEANING

Vrksa means tree. Asana is literally translated as ‘seat’ but is general understood as ‘pose/posture’