TREE POSE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start in mountain pose, transfer your weight to the left foot, bend your right knee and clasp your right ankle.
2. Place the sole of your right foot against the inner left thigh.
3. Lengthen your torso, raise your arms above your head and press your hands together.
4. Hold the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute, reverse the legs and repeat.
Breathe deeply and slowly, engage your core to maintain balance, and keep your pelvis parallel to the floor. Gaze forward, point your hip bones to the front, and open your right knee out to the side.
The tree pose stretches the shoulders, chest, inner thighs and groins, and strengthens the legs and spine. This pose also improves your balance, concentration and focus.
Knee or hip injury.