Lotus Petal Yoga

VIKSASANA (TREE)



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Viksa = Tree; Asana = Posture

From standing, the foot of one leg is rooted to the Earth with all four corners of the foot planted firmly and evenly. Leg is engaged. Quadriceps lifted. The sole of the other foot rests on the standing leg’s inner thigh just below the groin. Sole of the foot and inner thigh are pressed evenly together. The hip is dropped down to lengthen the waist. Bent leg is pressed back to open across the pelvis. Crown of the head is reaching towards the sky and torso is lifted. Hands are in prayer position. Gaze is on one point a few feet in front on the floor. Hands may be lifted to grow the tree if balance is stable.

Benefits of the posture:

  • good for knee pain
  • strengthens and stabilizes legs
  • creates balance
 

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