The Tree Pose, known as Vrksasana in yoga (from the Sanskrit word, ‘vrksa’ meaning ‘tree’), is a standing balance exercise.
The pose challenges you to stay grounded and upright as you integrate mind, body and breath. Imagine your standing leg as the ‘root’ of your tree, your core (glutes, pelvic girdle, abdominals and spine) as the ‘trunk’ and your arms as the ‘branches’. There are several variations of the Tree Pose (see below), and all of them are great for strengthening your lower body, limbering your hips, and challenging your balance.
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These fitness tips and/or exercises are not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. As with all exercise programs, you should obtain your physician’s permission, especially if you have a medical problem such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Annette Cain disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from participating in the Plant a Tree Pose Movement and the use and application of any of these fitness tips and/or exercises.