How to do Vrikshasana
- Stand upright with feet together. Focus the gaze on a fixed point in front of the body.
- Bend the right leg, grasp the ankle and place the sole of the foot on the inside of the left thigh. The heel should be close to the perineum.
- When the body is balanced place the hands in front of the chest in prayer position. Balance on one leg for as long as is comfortable, don’t move your eyes from your point of focus!
- Release the hands and then the foot, slowly. Come back to the starting position and practice on the other side.
How it helps
It strengthens the foot, ankle and leg muscles. It a simple balance posture which can be used to improve the balance for everyday life and eventually, more difficult balancing asanas. It helps promote focus and concentration.