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May 22, 2013

My Day 31 Yoga

Continuation to the previous post:  Vrksasana Type 1

Vrksasana Type 2: (Tree Pose)
 This connects various parts of the body from foot to hands. Here the single leg balances the whole weight of the body. Lock your foot well so that you can support the weight of your entire body.

  1. Stand in Mountain Pose.
  2. Bend your right knee and place your feet against the left thigh. Your toe should face the floor.
  3. Keep your left leg firm on the ground so that the whole body weight should fall on the left leg. 
  4. The center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
      5. Inhaling, Put your hands together in front(Namaskara Mudra) of your chest slowly stretch your hands straight up.
      6. Keep your ears, shoulders, hips, left knee and ankle aligned.
      7. Stand in this pose for few minutes.
      8. Now slowly come out of this pose by removing the foot from the thigh, exhaling come to the normal position.
            Try to do this pose for 5 or more cycles. Initially it is very difficult to stand in this pose for longer time. So try taking a break repeat this cycle for 5 or more number of times. Try shaking your legs to release stress in your ankles.

    9.Try these steps to the opposite leg also.

  1. This pose improves concentration.
  2. Balances the whole body.
  3. Improves concentration.
  4. Improves the blood circulation.
  5. Corrects the body posture.
  6. Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles, and spine.
  7. Improves sense of balance
  8. Relieves sciatica and reduces flat feet.

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