Vrikshasan Vrikshasan(Tree Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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Vrikshasan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Tree pose)
Nature has the greatest power of healing. Sitting at a place surrounded by trees and the chirping of birds can automatically reduce stress, anxiety, and tension. Nature can cure depression and prevent you from various life-threatening diseases. While discussing nature the first thing that comes to our mind is trees and flowers. Flowers look beautiful and mesmerizing while trees are strong, calm, patient, and rooted in such a manner that they bear all the worst weather conditions. They always remain calm whether it is hot, cold, or rainy. The tree signifies calmness. nature though has the greatest power of healing but sometimes it becomes very difficult and expensive to visit such a place that relaxes your mind, body, and soul. What could be done in such a case? You can search for various alternatives for this. The most common and popular and effective answer is yoga. Yoga has the power of nature. It can relax and heal your mind and body. Hatha yoga even has a pose that has the benefits and name of nature. The pose is called tree pose or Vrikshasan.
Vrikshasan is a Sanskrit word that includes two different words. Vrikshasan consist of
                                  Vriksha means tree
                                  Asana means pose.
Hence, the pose is called a tree pose. The name was given based on the posture that it makes. This pose makes a posture of a tree but on one leg.
Practicing this pose will calm your Mind, Body, and soul. Vrikshasan is a standing pose. This pose is very beneficial for beginners and It can be practiced by any age group. Practicing vrikshasan is beneficial in calming your body, improving balance, and aids in neuromuscular coordination. This pose helps to deepen the thorax. Thorax is the middle part of the body between your neck and waist. This pose can be practiced for 5 minutes to the maximum you can hold on.
Benefits:
It is believed that if you know all about the asan you are practicing the benefits that you will get will be enhanced. So, it is advised to know all the benefits of the posture you are practicing to get most of the benefits out of it. let’s further get into the benefits of vrikshasan. Vrikshasan though is an easy pose but includes many physical and spiritual benefits. It helps in improving the balance of your body. It also tones the body muscles and massages your internal organs. practicing vrikasan will increase flexibility and thus improve movability in your body. It was found during research that practicing vrikshasan results in improving the posture and also strengthens your back and shoulders.

Technique:
It is very important to learn the technique of any given pose. The correct technique and posture will enhance the benefits and also is very important to avoid injury. So, an individual needs to follow the technique strictly.
Step 1: Stand straight with your legs, back, and hands completely straight.
Step 2: Bend your knees and place your feet on the inner thighs of the right leg. Hold on to the pose and balance your legs.
Step 3: Raise your hands and join them as we do in tadasana. Your inner arms should touch your ears and your palms should touch one another as you are doing namaskar.
Step 4: Keep the back, neck, arms, face straight and gaze in the front direction.
Step 5: Hold on to the pose for at least 15 minutes. Do not force your breathing as this may cause injury.
Step 6: Relax and get back to the initial position. To enhance the benefits, complete this pose with tadasana as a follow-up pose.
Precautions:
Practicing a posture with proper precautions will reduce the chances of injury and avoid mishappenings. Taking precautions is as important as following a proper technique. An individual is responsible for their injury while practicing a posture. He or she must not ignore the proper instructions given by their yoga instructor as even a minor instruction if not followed can result in severe injury. Props and modification:
Props in yoga are very important for a beginner. If you have just started practicing yoga and you are not enough flexible, stable, or suffering from pain in a certain part of your body. In that case, you can use props like a wall, yoga bricks, yoga bands, or even a blanket. These props will help you to follow a particular posture without getting injured and in the most beneficial way.
Modification is a part of yoga posture. A posture can have various modified versions and an individual can increase or decrease the level of difficulty according to their strength.  
 

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