EY Asana II Analytics, Tree Pose/Vrksasana
Analytics: Tree Pose/Vrksasana
Benefits: Balance & Concentration
-Stretch's, strengthens & lengthens muscles of
the legs, hips, back, core, arms & shoulders.
-Injuries or recent surgery to knees, ankles, shoulders &
-Arthritis in hips or knees
-Use of chair or block
-Feet; at ankle, below or above knee or half lotus
-Hands; Prayer extended or at heart, wide or narrow
Foundation: One leg on Earth
-Lift & engage core and pelvis
-External rotation of free leg, standing leg hip neutral
#1 Bring your weight and energy into right standing leg, taking most of
the weight off the left leg. Imaging the right leg is a tree trunk with roots.
#2 Externally rotate the left leg, turning the leg out and rest the heel of left leg onto right ankle
#3Deepen balance by bringing the leg completely off the Earth and higher onto the right leg. (Below or above the knee or in lotus position)
#4 Bring arms up over head and spread your branch's finding your favorite tree pose.
#5 Hold the bandhas and breathe while focusing on a dristi
#6 Repeat on the other side
Release the leg and the arms and come back to mountain pose.