Vrikshasana | Vṛkṣāsana | Tree Pose

Vrikshasana formed with two words Vṛkṣā + Asana, Tāḍa means tree and Asana means posture.
The final position of this āsana resembles the shape of a tree, hence the name is Vrikshasana.
This asana teaches one to attain stability and firmness.


Place your blanket or your yoga mat on the surface.

Stand up and make a distance of about 2-3 inches between your legs.
Focus on a point in front.
Exhale, hold and bend the right leg then place the foot on the inner side of the left thigh. The heel should be touching the perineum region.
Stay in this position for 10-30 seconds and breathe normally.
Inhale and extend the arms up and join the palms together for Namaskar Mudra.
Exhale bring the arms down. Release the right leg and bring it to initial position.
Repeat this āsana from the left side also.


This āsana brings stability in the body.

This āsana helps to clear up congestion of the spinal nerves and corrects faulty posture.
Helps to improve neuro-muscular coordination, balance, endurance, alertness and concentration.


Avoid lifting the heals in case of arthritis or vertigo.

Avoid this Asana in case of dizziness.
Avoid this Asana if you had leg injury.