Tree Pose (Tadasana)
The best thing you can do to prevent injury is to balance on one leg.
Tree Pose builds awareness, control and stability. It’s also a foreshadowing of postures yet to come, such as Padmasana (lotus pose).
Postural (back) muscles
Lower back and spine
Groins and inner thighs
Corrects bad posture.
Relieves lower back pain.
Good for circulatory problems, arthritis and rheumatism.
Relieves flat feet.
Helps with sciatica.
Increases mental focus.
Want to know more about the benefits of balancing on one leg?
Check out The First Twenty Minutes, by Gretchen Reynolds. Or listen to her interview on NPR.