December Pose of the Month - Tree Pose

One of the loveliest yoga poses is Tree Pose. The Tree Pose, known as Vrksasana in Sanskrit, is a basic yoga pose used to promote balance and centering. The Sanskrit name comes from the words vrksa meaning tree, and asana meaning pose. It's a beautiful balancing act with a multitude of variations for all levels.

Tree Pose can help improve your balance while it strengthens your thighs, calves, ankles and spine. It's also good for stretching the inner thighs, chest and shoulders. The pose also helps to remedy flat feet and is therapeutic for sciatica.

A few of the arm and leg variations are listed below, but there are more!If you have question or concerns about Tree Pose and any of its variations, be sure to ask your Instructor. We hope you enjoy exploring this beautiful and invigorating pose.

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