Tree Style Yoga

Edited by Saira, Eng, Eulalee, Charmed

This is a classic meditation pose. Those who have tried it say that it is a good way to focus the mind. Mastering it will make you feel like a real Yogi. It also improves your balance and posture and evenly distributes your body weight between toes and heels.

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Instructions

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    Stand upright and focus your eyes on a fixed spot in front of you
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    Remember to stay focused as this will help you maintain your balance throughout the exercise.
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    Shift your weight to your right foot
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    Make sure that you are depending on your entire foot area as balancing on your heel or toes will make you lose your balance.
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    Now place the sole of your left foot on the inside of your right knee
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    You may use your hands to help yourself assume this position.
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    Allow the left knee to relax, it should not stick out at right angles to the body
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    You may need to hold a chair to keep this position.
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    Now bring the palms of your hands together at chest height
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    Take a deep breath, close your eyes and feel your body balancing itself on one leg. It actually might help to think of yourself as a tree, rooted to the earth. Many reported that this mental imaging made them feel surprisingly secure.
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    Hold your position as long as you feel comfortable
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    Then place the left foot back to the floor.
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    Repeat the process for the other leg
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    Repeat this exercise three times for each leg.
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    Once you master the above exercise, try placing your left foot as high up on your thigh as possible.
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    Again allow the knee to slope down naturally
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    Raise your arm above your head, stretched to their fullest extent and bring the palms together.
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Tips, Tricks & Warnings

  • At the beginning of practicing this pose, you might need to use a chair to support yourself.
  • Enjoy the stretch and relax. If you think too much about losing your balance it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • If you feel too worried about it, you will fall, since your muscles will be tense and the soothing effect of the exercise will not be achieved.

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Categories : Physical Activity & Diet

Recent edits by: Eulalee, Eng, Saira

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