Stand erect with feet together and hands by the side of the legs. Look ahead and focus on a point in the distance. Lift one leg and rest it near the perineum if possible, or anywhere but the knee of the other leg. Clasp your hands in a namaste near your chest and then as you feel more confident, take the clasped hands above your head. Try to maintain balance as far as possible. Repeat this on the other side as well.
Benefits: In this pose, you can visualise yourself to be a tree, with your hands representing the branches. This can make you feel solidly rooted. The tree pose helps strengthen the joints, improve concentration and balance. Given that balance and joint strength deteriorates during pregnancy due to the added weight, this pose has restorative benefits.