Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga wants to introduce Tree Pose using a chair. This particular pose aids in (re)gaining stability and balance. When feeling off center, this is the pose that will bring you back on your journey in life and towards good health. A special yoga pose is one of the best ways to achieve this, and Tree Pose is just the pose. It teaches how to bring balance back into our life while toning the muscles of the legs, and stretching the arms, armpit chest and shoulders. What a wonderful challenge, and over time it will build tremendous inner and outer strength. Tree Pose can be lots of fun too. For more yoga poses try Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery book.
After practicing Tree Pose with a chair you may want to try the pose without the chair. Now this is the real challenge for balancing. Have fun but keep trying.
- Develops balance and stability in the legs.
- Improves balancing the thoughts of the mind by way of focus.
- On a metaphysical level, helps one to achieve balance in other aspects of life.
- Strengthens the ligaments and tendon of the feet.
- Tones the entire standing leg, up to the buttocks.
- Assists the body in establishing pelvic stability.
- Fortify the bones of the hips and legs due to the weight-bearing nature of the pose.
- Boosts self-confidence and esteem.
- Stand at the back of the chair with your left side closest to the chair. Place your left hand to the back of your chair.
- Take a moment to root your energy down into your left leg. Take your right foot inside the left leg. Place foot by the ankle first. Then try other positions; move the foot further up the inside of the leg. Don’t place on knee.
- Continue to extend energy down like a tap root into the earth with the standing leg. Feel yourself balancing from the inside to the outside.
- INHALE, raise the right arm up overhead mightily. Feel the energy move in both directions as you reach skyward and root down to earth.
- Stay in Tree pose and breathe for 4/5 full breaths.
- EXHALE, release the right arm and then release the left leg. Shake the leg out.
- Turn to other side. Repeat.
Yoga Model: Angela Strynkowski, RYT
About Diana Ross: An expert in the field of yoga, and complementary herbal medicines. She has dedicated the last 30 years studying yoga philosophy and Native American herbs. Her credentials are as an E-RYT 500 (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) and CYT (Certified Yoga Therapist). Diana’s system of yoga is KaliRay TriYoga. She has studied with Yogini Kali Ray “Kaliji” for 18 years is certified from Basics to Level 2. As founder of Breast Cancer Yoga, and as a survivor Diana wants to make a difference and offer hope, health and support.