VRIKSHASANA

The word “Vriksha” is derived from a Sanskrit word “ Tree”,  and  “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:

  • First get your feet together, hands by the side. Now slowly lift the right leg and hold you right foot with the right hand and place it at the root of the left thigh, the right heel touching the pelvis.
  • Make sure the right knee is pointing the wall on the right side.
  • Now slowly as you inhale lift your both arms up above the head, joining your palms together, keeping your biceps touching your ears, and elbows straight.
  • Hold this posture for 7-10 breaths.
  • If it is difficult to balance, do it against the wall until you get better at balancing your body weight on one foot.
  • Repeat the same from the opposite side.

BENEFITS:

  • Aids neuromuscular coordination.
  • Fortifies the backbone and improves posture and balance.
  • Deepens the thorax
  • Improves concentration and stimulates mental activities
  • Relieves sciatica affected people and reduces flat feet
  • Tones legs muscles
  • Strengthens knees and frees hip joints.
  • Strengthens shoulders, legs and back.
  • Improves focus and concentration as it is balancing posture.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Vertigo
  • Any injury to the knees, hips or shoulders.

DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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