Vrikshasana or tree pose
â¢ Take a moment to feel both feet rooting into the ground with your weight evenly distributed over the four corners of each foot.
â¢ Start shifting your weight onto your right foot, lifting your left foot off the ground. Keep your right leg straight but don’t block the knee.
â¢ Bend your left knee and bring the sole of your left foot high on the inside of your right thigh. Press your foot into your thigh and your thigh into your foot with equal pressure. This will help you keep both square hips forward so that your right hip does not protrude.
â¢ Focus your gaze on something that is not moving to help you keep your balance.
â¢ Take five to ten breaths, then lower your left foot to the ground and repeat on the other side.
In addition to practicing these postures, it is important to also practice pranayama and meditation. Sethi says, âThe end goal is to move from using the body, which is easier to control, to controlling the breath and then the mind. You can start with belly breathing, Anuloma Viloma, Kapala Bhaati and move on to more attentive work that requires less stimulus for meditation.
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