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Featured Yoga Posture March 2016: Tree Pose (Vriksasana)

Tree Pose

(  Vriksasana  )

Tree Pose, or Vrksasana, is a yoga pose that will help you improve your balance and mental focus. It may also help you strengthen the muscles in your legs and core. In this pose, the lower body provides the support for the upper body as the body stands with grace and strength.

Step by Step:

1. Shift your weight to your right foot.
2. Find a point to watch in the distance to help with balance.
3. Raise your left leg off the ground, bending at the knee.
4. Place the sole of your left foot on the inside of your right leg.
5. Open up your hips by pulling the left knee backwards.
6. Bring your hands together in front of your heart.
7. Press your legs and feet together, pressing towards the center of your body.
8. Lengthen your spine by pulling your shoulders back from your ears.
9. Raise your hands shoulder-width apart above your head.
10. Hold the pose for 5-10 deep breaths.
11. Release the pose slowly and gently.

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