Bikram Yoga Chicago

Tree Posture aka TADASANA (SANSKRIT)

Tree stretches the spine and improves posture and balance while increasing the flexibility of the ankles, knees and hip joints. This posture, along with toe stand are preparatory postures for Locust pose. According to Bikram, Tree Pose, more than any other reveals the curious differences in human flexibility.


  • The Tree Pose improves posture and balance and increases the flexibility of the ankles and knees as well as the hip joints.
  • By strengthening the internal oblique muscles, it prevents hernia.
  • Creates hip and knee flexibility
  • Creates total body traction
  • Releases abdominal tension
  • Good for child’s spine
  • Good for arthritis, rheumatism, circulatory disorders and lower extremity weakness
  • Preparation for Lotus
  • Assists in correcting bad posture
  • Increases hip and knee flexibility and mobility
  • Releases abdominal tension
  • Relieves lower back pain
  • Strengthens the internal oblique muscles
  • Prevents hernia

Tips for Tree Pose

  • Keep your glutes tight and your spine straight
  • To keep your leg on your thigh in the posture without slipping, keep you focus on pushing your hips forward and bringing your knee back
  • Practice a couple sets of this posture after class to see quicker results

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