National Yoga Month: Tree Pose

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I can’t believe we are already in the last week of National Yoga Month. This month has absolutely flown by for me, yoga poses excluded, but I have to admit that my practice has grown quite a bit in the last month. I’ve tried new classes, new poses, and really focused my practice on growth – in all ways.

With only a couple more days left to focus on specific poses, I thought I would take today, to focus on another pose that is great for our balance – tree pose.

Over the summer, my local studio did a ‘yoga in the orchard’ class where we went to a local apple orchard, practiced yoga and then drank some hard cider. The cliche blogger thing to do after was take some pictures, so my friend Mindy and I made our way down one of the rows for a quick photo shoot. One of the poses of choice was tree pose; it only seemed fitting.

What I love most about tree pose is the opportunity to really ground down and feel the earth beneath your feet; if you don’t, you lose balance and will find yourself reaching for the floor as you brace the fall.


So what are some of the benefits of tree pose?

  1. Improves balance
  2. Calms and relieves stress
  3. Strengthens butt, thighs and calves
  4. Stretches groin and inner thighs
  5. Relieves sciatica

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How do you feel about this powerful pose?

18 thoughts on “National Yoga Month: Tree Pose

  1. Lacey

    I have always found the tree pose so calming and strong.
    BUT, it was tricky when I was getting toward the end of my pregnancy. lol

  2. Bain

    Best tree tips:

    1. Find something to look at that is unmoving. Steady gaze, steady pose!
    2. Do NOT put your foot on your knee. (You will miss your knees when they are gone!)
    3. Press the ball of your standing foot firmly into the ground as you drop the hip of your other leg..
    4. Press your foot into your leg, and your leg into your foot equally.

  3. Michelle

    I have been telling myself that I will get started with yoga but I keep pushing the day further. This post encourages me to register to a yoga class because I know I will not do it at home especially in the start.

    1. Katie Post author

      PLEASE sign up for one! Yoga has absolutely CHANGED my life and strengthened my body, not to mention provided me support in so many ways. You definitely won’t regret it!

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