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Vriksasana - Yoga Asana for Balance


Vriksasana (The Tree) 

Benefits and how it works: 

This stance, which requires a fair amount of balance, strengthens a practitioner's balance while also detecting weak balance in someone who tries but can't really do it. This variant of the pose is safe for those who find the traditional pose difficult, but it is also rigorous enough to diagnose imbalances in a person's equilibrium.

Do not try this posture if you have plantar fasciitis, a sprained ankle, or if you are already aware that your balance is compromised. You will balance on the other foot whether you have plantar fasciitis or a sprained ankle.


1. As you stand with the chair to the right and your back to the wall, brace the side of the chair to the wall so it faces you.

2. Stand with your toes stretched out with your feet hip-width apart.

Firmly press the left foot's ball and heel into the ground. Moderately tighten the left quadriceps and hamstrings to firm the whole thigh. Tuck your buttocks in and bring your lower pelvis forward, mildly extending your hip. Your lumbar curve should be reduced as a result of these exercises.

3. Your pelvis should be immediately behind your knees. Lift your right foot off the floor and put it on the chair's seat, toes pointed away from you.

4. Maintain a forward-facing pelvis as you swing the bent right knee and thigh out to the side gently and deliberately (ideally at ninety degrees to the left foot).

5. Focus your attention on a point fifteen to twenty feet away that is at eye level.

6. Slowly inhale as you lift your arms symmetrically above your shoulders, hands upward, biceps as far behind the ears as possible without moving your head forward. In any case, make sure the lungs are fully filled when you do so.

7. Stretch upward from your left ankle across the top of your head to the tips of your thumbs and toes by bringing your shoulder blades together behind you. Only enough for you to be able to stand without the help of the wall. Extend your arms to the stars.

8. Now it's time to put your knowledge to the test: Take the right foot off the chair slowly and deliberately. Place your foot down if you appear to tip over.

9. Now go to the left foot on the chair and repeat.

It would be fantastic if you could keep this role for fifteen seconds. If you can't, so you need to work on your equilibrium. If you can keep the pose for those few seconds, that doesn't mean you don't need to lose weight; but, if you can't, it's a good bet you need to lose weight. 

Of course, being overweight isn't the only source of imbalance, so if you lose your balance in less than fifteen seconds, you can work on it, even if it isn't due to being overweight. This is particularly critical if your performance indicates that your equilibrium is substantially poorer than it was previously. 

Yoga is just as effective at restoring equilibrium as it is at detecting it. As the posture progresses, you can progress to a more advanced version of this pose.

It is necessary to notice the outcomes at this stage and move on to determining if something is impeding the ability to move. 

Tree Yoga Pose

  • Start with the mountain pose. 
  • Balance by keeping your weight on your left shoulder, hips forward, and the heel of your right foot inside your left thigh. 
  • Place your hands in a praying pose and keep it for a few moments.
  • Rep on the other side.

This posture strengthens the spine, elbows, calves, and ankles while improving equilibrium.