- Stand upright with your feet joined together.
- Keep your knees and legs absolutely straight and your arms should be on either side.
- Without bending your left knee, lift your right foot and fold it at the knee.
- Using your both hand, hold the ankle and pull the leg up.
- Rest your right foot on your upper left thigh (inside of the thigh), with toe pointing downward.
- Balance your body on your left leg properly and now join your palms and fingers of both hands in front of your chest, pointing your fingers upward.
- Inhale, raise your both hands slowly up above your head and stretch up your hand and body further to the maximum limit.
- Keeping your balance, look in front and maintain this pose with normal breathing.
- Exhale, lower your hands slowly to chest level.
- Return to the starting position with lowering your right leg.
- Repeat the above steps with the other leg.
Benefits of Vrikshasana:
Vrikshasana (tree pose yoga) is useful for people suffering from spine deformities, upper and lower extremities joint arthritis, shoulder and leg weakness, and also giddiness. It alleviates pain in rheumatism patients, strengthens the ligaments of feet, tendons and arches, helps in improving neromuscular coordination, and makes your leg stronger. This pose also increases concentration power, balance, and flexibility.