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Yoga has been practised for generations now, and is now gaining momentum the world over for its host of benefits! Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is a strong advocate of yoga, has always shared fitness tips with her fans, and once again she’s back with some great advice. Yes ladies, her recent Instagram post sheds light on vrikshasana, or the tree pose.
We all know the benefits of yoga in improving both physical and mental health, and this pose, too, does it all! The tree pose or vrikshasana has the potential to improve your posture in no time. It also promotes posture correction and body balance, and builds strength, endurance and flexibility. What’s more, it is also beginner-friendly!
The many benefits of tree pose
Recently, yummy mummy Shilpa Shetty took to her Instagram to tell her fans why the tree pose or vrikshasana is a must-add to their fitness routine! Check it out for yourself:
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1. Improves body balance
The tree pose works on enhancing the body’s balancing abilities. Shilpa Shetty believes that improved balance is the key to improving strength, fitness and endurance. This yoga pose ensures you get more control over your body, whether stationary or while moving!
2. Helps to strengthen the lower body
It helps strengthen your thighs, calf muscles, and ankles. Shilpa Shetty says, “The shift of the entire body’s weight to each leg also helps strengthen the ligaments and tendon of the feet.”
3. Boosts self-confidence
The tree pose helps to calm your body, mind and spirit, and enhances your self-esteem and confidence. Performing this pose every morning can fill you with confidence and vitality.
4. Prevents slouching
Not to forget, the tree pose is widely popular for its posture-correcting benefits. This pose fixes your stiff muscles, and promotes flexibility. This, in turn, helps to improve your posture by making your spine erect.
Practice this pose for 10-20 seconds on each leg, and you’ll be surprised to see all the benefits!