There are different variations of this pose; all of them are as equal effective. It all depends on your personal level.
Stand up and balance on the left leg and place the right sole of the feet against the inner left thigh, or on top of the left thigh as show on variation 3. Then place the hands in pray pose at the sternum, or if you find balance here you can go ahead and bring the arms up, either way hold the position for a few breaths. The gaze is forward. Then switch sides.
Choose the variation most appropriate for you.
- Improves balance and focus the mind.
- The Tree Pose is beneficial in strengthening the thighs, calves, ankles and spine and helps to stretch the groin, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.
- It helps to relieve sciatica, and reduces flat feet
- Do not perform if you have knee injuries.