Tree Pose (Vrksasana) Variation with a Block

Tree Pose, like any balance posture, is beneficial in increasing strength throughout the body as students focus on steadiness in these difficult postures. It helps to increase focus and improves memory retention.

In this variation of Tree Pose, balancing on the block adds another layer of difficulty to the pose.

Tree Pose with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Place a block lengthwise in the center of your mat. Step your left foot onto the block and find your balance here before proceeding.

Step 2

Draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh. If possible, press the right heel into the inner left groin, toes pointing toward the floor. The center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.

Step 3

Slowly release the bent-knee leg and step down from the block. Repeat on the other side.