Tree Pose Vrksasana

Tree Pose Vrksasana


This exercise involves standing on one leg while the other leg is bent and placed on the thigh of the standing leg. The arms are raised above the head with palms pressed together. This pose helps improve balance, focus, and strengthens the legs and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Tree Pose Vrksasana 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. Place the sole of your right foot on your left inner thigh, with your toes pointing down.
  4. Press your foot into your thigh and your thigh into your foot to create a stable base.
  5. Bring your hands together in front of your heart in prayer position.
  6. Focus your gaze on a fixed point in front of you to help with balance.
  7. Hold the pose for several breaths, then release and repeat on the other side.

Tree Pose Vrksasana Form & Visual

Tree Pose Vrksasana

Tree Pose Vrksasana Benefits

  • Improves balance and stability
  • Strengthens the legs, ankles, and feet
  • Stretches the thighs, groin, torso, and shoulders
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Improves posture and alignment

Tree Pose Vrksasana Muscles Worked

  • Abductor muscles
  • Adductor muscles
  • Gluteus medius muscle
  • Quadriceps muscles
  • Gastrocnemius muscle
  • Soleus muscle
  • Tensor fasciae latae muscle
  • Erector spinae muscles
  • Rectus abdominis muscle

Tree Pose Vrksasana Variations & Alternatives

  • Half Tree Pose Ardha Vrksasana
  • Flying Tree Pose
  • Revolved Tree Pose Parivrtta Vrksasana
  • Warrior III with Tree Pose Variation
  • Tree Pose with Eagle Arms