Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
Tree pose strengthens the supporting leg, gluteal muscles and arms as well as the abdominals for stability. When one side of the body is supporting the posture for balance, additional strength and calorie burn is added.
Dancer Pose (Natarajasana)
Dancer pose requires support through the standing leg, builds strength in the arm of the flexed shoulder and pectoralis muscles of the externally rotated shoulder. Balancing on one leg with the opposing limb extended is demanding as it creates a play on gravity. The strength created from this posture builds additional muscle strength which support joints, tendons, and ligaments.