Yoga Poses & Positions : The Tree in Half Lotus Yoga Pose

Yoga Poses & Positions : The Tree in Half Lotus Yoga Pose


Hi, my name is Cindy Mastry with Yoga Etc.
Studio on behalf of Expert Village. This is April and she’s going to help me demonstrate
tree in a half lotus. She’s going to start by standing into dusk on a mountain pose grounding
her feet right down into the ground. So she’s just going to lift up her toes and she’s going
to pretend like they’re little roots and she’s going to spread them and let her roots grow
out and connect to the ground. Good! Then she’s going to squeeze her thighs together,
tilt her tail bone down, pull her belly in, lift up through her heart. Good and she’s
going to come up to the ball of her right foot, turn her right knee out to the side.
Good and then she’s going to come into regular tree. She’s going to go ahead and bring her
hands in the heart center onto underly mudra pressing her palms together. So she’s going
to allow her knee to fall out allowing her hip to open and notice how her hips stay nice
and level, that helps with the balance. She’s going to take her heel and bring it up to
her hip and allow her knee to fall down again and out to the side. She’s going to root down
once more into the ground from the waist down the root of the tree and then she’s going
to inhale and reach her arms up and allow her branches to grow right up to the sun.
Beautiful and release! That’s the tree and half lotus.