Who doesn’t love doing or attempting tree posture??? It’s just plain out fun😜 This is another one of those recognizable postures that everyone wants to try, but it can definitely be intimidating. Tree posture has levels that can make or break a personal practice if you don’t know what you’re doing.
- Improves balance and stability in the legs.
- Strengthens and tones the legs and feet
- Strengthen the bones of the hips and legs due to the weight-bearing nature of the pose.
How to achieve Tree Posture:
- Start by standing with a tall back and your feet aligned with your arms straight along either side of your body.
- Take a few breaths and find a place or object in the room to focus your attention known as a drishti point.
- Slowly shift your weight to your left leg and begin to raise your right foot off the floor. Align the sole of your right foot with the inside of your left and until you are able to move to the inside of your thigh.
- Bring your hands palms together to the center of your chest or palms facing each other straight above your head.
- Start with your foot at your ankle level and move up from there to help with your balance.
- Avoid putting your foot on your knee ever! You can really hurt yourself
- Keep your feet straight in the direction that they are going
- Keep your back straight
- The toes should be pointing down and your pelvis should be completely straight.
If you’re looking to practice Child’s Posture, other basics postures or you want to go through a longer sequence, check out my YouTube channel. Follow along with the challenge on Instagram. Show how this posture works for you and post your challenge photo. Make sure to use the hashtags #yogawithmatr3moni #yogachallengewithmatr3moni
If you are interested in one-on-one sessions to learn more about your body, gaining flexibility, and creating a healthier lifestyle by adding yoga you can make an appointment with Matr3Moni.