Pose of the Month - Vriksasana (Tree Pose)
A few months ago, I got together with some children who regularly attend my classes. We chatted about yoga and mindfulness and made a few how-to videos for various poses.
The first of these videos is vriksasana or tree pose. Most children love tree pose! I have worked with children as young as 2 years old, who will run up and say, "LOOK what I can do!" With children, I stress the importance of trying poses, not perfection of poses. So in the videos, you may see children falling over and trying to do the poses. Over time, growth will naturally occur.
Tree pose helps to strengthen the shoulders and legs, as well as improve concentration and balance. Try it at home with your young yogi.