Slowly, gently…

Next is Tree Pose, Tadasana

Please be careful with your knees!

Strengthens:
Abdomen
Gluteal muscles

Stretches:
Knee and hip joints
Lower back and spine
Groin and inner thighs

Benefits:
Builds balance.
Corrects bad posture.
Relieves lower back pain.
Good for circulatory problems, arthritis and rheumatism.
Relieves flat feet.
Helps with sciatica. 

Tree pose is often called the posture for your posture. It improves balance and increases the flexibility of the ankles and knees, as well as the hip joints.

“Many of you keep the raised foot in place by cheating: You stick your butt backward like a duck, which helps keep the foot from falling…Slowly turn your head sideways to glance in the mirror. Once you see how undignified you look with your buttocks protruding this way, you will want to perform the posture correctly.” – Bikram Choudhury

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