The literal meaning of Vrksasana is tree pose in Sanskrit
Introduction: It can be challenging to stand on one leg and to do so build a better sense of balance. Focus and concentration are required. Imagining tree roots going down from your foot can ground you and provide stability. As you do the pose, look at a real tree standing in nature if you can. In this pose, you are rooted as trees are, yet you are reaching up with your torso toward the illuminating brilliance of the sun. You can imagine sustenance from the earth coming upwards and at the same time bring in the energy of the sun from above into your body.
Vrksasana is a basic yoga pose and looks deceptively simple and yet provides a challenge, mostly in trying to not fall over. When a person feels shaky, doing the tree pose can make them feel more steady and grounded. As you root down to the ground
Stand erect with legs together, hands by the side of thigh, gaze in front.
Fold your right leg at the knee and place the sole near the left thigh joint.
Bring both the hands in Namaskara Mudra.
After maintaining it for some time, release your hands and stand on both the feet.
Now practise similarly from the other leg. This completes one round of Vrikshasana.
Benefits:Strengthens the quadriceps muscles, thighs, calves, ankles and spine.Creates flexibility in the hips.The spine elongates.Stretches the groins and inner thighs, chest and shoulders.Alleviates sciatica. Reduces flat feet.Cultivates balance.