VRKSASANA – The tree that bends, doesn’t break

Life takes more from us than we take from life. We keep our every step very carefully but never understand that some things are beyond the scope of human beings. Every day we are faced with many situations. We get the power to deal with these situations and overcome them and move forward from our family, friends, and inner soul.

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Therefore, it is very important to maintain balance in life. Today we are going to talk about such a simple yoga that creates a balance between the physical and mental side of life. The name of this yoga posture is tree posture.

Also Read: Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

What is tree posture? How it works.

The mudra performed in it looks like a tree. Vrikshasana is a Sanskrit word that, as the name suggests, is a bridge between the natural universal force and your inner strength. Vrikshasana is one such pose, which helps in balancing the body and increasing concentration.

While doing this yoga asana, it is necessary to keep the eyes open, so that the balance of the body remains. By doing this asana, the muscles of the legs are strengthened and the stability of the body is also maintained. This is one of the very simple asanas and also one of the most beneficial.

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What is the science behind in tree pose?

This asana is primarily a balancing pose. Its main benefit is to improve balance and strengthen the nervous system. When we create balance, it emphasizes our mind, due to which our attention is focused on one side. In this way, the body and mind tend to balance on one side and vitality. Practicing yoga may seem like it is limited to stretching or stretching the body


 What are the benefits of doing it?

There are many benefits of Vrksasana which are as follows.

  1. Regular practice of Vrikshasana balances the mind along with the body, as a result of which the person starts living a mentally strong and balanced life.
  2. Vrikshasana increases blood circulation in the bones of the thighs, calves, ankles, and knees. Due to which they become stronger than before.
  3. Vrikshasana Benefits Along with physical balance, the mental focus also increases tremendously with the practice of regular Vrikshasana. As a result, with increasing efficiency, success in work starts getting faster.
  4. Just as a tree never boasts of giving fruit to others, in the same way, the feeling of gratitude automatically increases. Along with the balance of the body, it also balances the Anahata Chakra.
  5. Vrikshasana Benefits Makes the bones of the whole body strong and straight. Vrikshasana is a very helpful posture in correcting the posture of the body.
  6. It activates all the muscles and nerves by bringing tension throughout the body. Due to which oxygen and blood circulation increase in every part of the body, one starts feeling energetic.
  7. Regular practice of Vrikshasana reduces pain in the body or legs and helps to keep the mind calm.
  8. Practicing Vrikshasana in the right way also provides relief from foot problems such as sciatica.
  9. Vrikshasana Benefits Long-term practice makes the waist strong and attractive by reducing the excess fat of the waist and thighs.
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What is the method of tree pose?

The easy way to do Vrikshasana is as follows:

  • To do Vrikshasana, spread a carpet or mat in a quiet and clean place.
  • Now stand straight on the mat.
  • During this, the distance between your two feet should not be much.
  • Keep your hands straight on either side of your body.
  • Now bend your right knee and place the right foot on your left thigh. Keep in mind, during this time the soles of your right foot should be kept straight on the left thigh.
  • During this, try to maintain your balance and at the same time keep taking deep breaths.
  • Now keep both your hands near your chest in the posture of Namaskar.
  • After this, slowly move your hands above the head in this posture.
  • Focus your attention on something in front of you.
  • Your body should be straight in this posture.
  • Maintain the balance of your body for some time and stay in this position.
  • After this, take your hands down and come to your starting position.
  • After that repeat the same process with the other leg. Doing this completes one cycle of this position.
  • Repeat the cycles of this asana as per your capacity.
  • Similarly, doing this asana three to five times a day will be beneficial for you.

Also Read: Tree pose (Vriksasana): Steps, Benefits & Precautions

What are the precautions for tree pose?

Along with knowing the Vrikshasana Benefits, it is very important to pay special attention to some things before practicing this asana. Careful and proper practice is extremely beneficial. Let us see what precautions are necessary.

Precautions of Vrikshasana

  1. Do not practice this asana in case of high blood pressure, heart disease, migraine, or any serious illness. Or the advice of a doctor, the supervision of a qualified teacher is mandatory.
  2. If there is any serious bone problem in any part of the body, please consult a doctor before practicing this asana.
  3. In the initial days, practice this asana under the supervision of the teacher or take special care of the balance of the body.


Q- What are the benefits you get from doing tree poses?

A. Like any other yoga pose, it’s very beneficial for our body’s muscles and strength.

  • It improves our stability and balance.
  • It strengthens the ligaments and bones.
  • Keeping a balance for a long develops self-confidence.
  • Hip muscles get strengthens.

 Q- Does yoga promote muscles growth?

 A- Yoga is a diverse and comprehensive practice, which means that you’ve got a lot to choose from. So, to narrow the field and get you started tree Pose. This single-leg pose helps the body root through the ground and establish balance. It works all those little stabilizer muscles around the ankle, knee, and hip of the planted leg while giving the other leg a good groin stretch. To keep your body steady from beginning to end, the core must remain engaged.

Q- What is tree pose well for?

A- Tree Pose stretches the thighs, groins, torso, and shoulders. It builds strength in the ankles and calves, and tones the abdominal muscles. The pose also helps to remedy flat feet and is therapeutic for sciatica. Like a tree, extend your roots down and blossom your arms up toward the sun.

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Q- How come I can balance in yoga inversions (including headstands and handstands) but can barely hold a basic tree pose?

A- We spends 0% of our non-yoga time upside down…

But this is the first reason why I think you might be having more trouble withstanding balance poses. Because we spend so much time on our feet, whether in day-to-day activities or exercise, we have a lot more time to develop productive or unproductive habits.

For example, if you walk with your toes pointing out (as opposed to straight ahead), your body will compensate by bringing load and force into your joints. This can lead to knee, ankle, and foot instability and sometimes pain. So, perhaps you’ve developed slightly fallen arches in your feet from walking with toes pointing out?

In this example, it wouldn’t be surprising that you have an easier time with inversions because they’re a blank slate that you’re likely approaching with detailed instruction and guidance. Without years of habit and physical consequences to counteract, you can establish productive habits from day 1, making them more accessible than standing balance poses.

The second reason you may be having an easier time with inversions is your genetics. The structure of your body varies widely from everyone you might be comparing yourself to. Weight distribution, proportionality, and bone structure are just a few examples of how your body and, therefore, physical abilities will differ from others around you.

Q- Why it is difficult to keep balance with eyes closed in certain postures like tree pose / Eagle pose?

A- Balance is achieved by three independent systems in the human body.

  • The vestibular system, which is present in the inner ear.
  • This system is connected to motion, equilibrium, and spatial orientation
  • The proprioception system, which is our sense of touch from muscles, skin, and joints
  • This system indicates various parts of the body and their relationship to other parts of the body (above, below), the surrounding (the amount of pressure to various body parts), and the amount of force applied to the joints (especially ankle and neck)


In this case specific our relationship to our surroundings that we do not touch.

The question has to do with the combination of the proprioception system and (lack of) vision. In the Yoga poses you mention there is pressure on the ankles which indicates the movement or position of the body relative to the surface we stand on. The poses are not fully stable, the brain makes small adjustments based on the sensory information it receives from the proprioception system.

The vestibular system will indicate that nothing is happening (since our head is stable), the proprioception system is indicating adjustment is needed and there is no vision to guide us to tell what is going on, if our senses are right and adjustment is needed or that our sense of balance is right and no adjustment is needed.

At the end –

It is a standing pose that requires a lot of concentration and balance. While learning the yoga tree pose for the first time is quite difficult to balance, perhaps there is no more useful pose than the tree yoga pose. It helps you to strengthen the leg muscle and core muscles.

When you try this pose for the first time, make sure that you have something stable near you to support if you need it. Yoga poses are all about relaxing and taking the time needs your body to release stress. The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling one’s mind, body and spirit. It balances the physical and mental and achieves a calm body and mind.

Relieves you by managing stress and anxiety. It also helps in increasing flexibility, strengthening muscles, and enhancing physical health in the body. It improves respiration your body to do much more than what you see, feels and move.

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Yoga plays an important role in keeping a person happy in every way. There are countless benefits of doing yoga. Yoga keeps the human body healthy and the mind pure. Yoga is a wonderful practice, through which a person can keep his mind and mind under control. At the same time, the way a person’s lifestyle has become today, balance can be created only through yoga.

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Author: Kavita Madan

I love to practice yoga so I enjoy writing yoga blogs. Yoga gives me confidence, fitness, and energy to live happily throughout the day, so I share my knowledge and experiences with you at YogaHolism. Hope you enjoy reading my blogs! Thank you.

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