Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose

Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose


A yoga pose called the Swaying Palm Tree, which involves standing on one leg and reaching the opposite arm up and over to the side while keeping the body balanced and stable. This pose helps to improve balance, flexibility, and focus.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Shift your weight onto your left foot and lift your right foot off the ground.
  3. Bend your right knee and place the sole of your right foot on your left thigh, pressing your foot into your thigh.
  4. Bring your hands together in front of your chest in a prayer position.
  5. Slowly raise your arms above your head, keeping your palms together.
  6. Lengthen your spine and reach up through your fingertips, feeling a stretch in your side body.
  7. Hold the pose for several breaths, then release and repeat on the other side.

Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose Form & Visual

Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose

Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Stretches the spine and improves posture
  • Strengthens the legs and core muscles
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and hamstrings
  • Relieves stress and tension in the body
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Stimulates the digestive system and aids in digestion
  • Calms the mind and promotes relaxation

Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose Muscles Worked

  • Abdominal muscles
  • Back muscles
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Arm muscles
  • Leg muscles

Swaying Palm Tree Yoga Pose Variations & Alternatives

  • Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose
  • Warrior III Pose
  • Half Moon Pose
  • Tree Pose
  • Dancer Pose