This is one of the first yoga postures that I was introduced to, and it immediately sold me on continuing with practicing, which has now turned into 20 years. Tree pose is simple but not easy. It demands that your mind be focused and present in order to stand tall on one foot, keep your breathing calm and deep without falling over. And if you do fall (which is also part of practice), not giving in to negative thoughts of frustration or anger...just assess what caused the fall (perhaps thinking of something else or not paying attention to details), recalibrate, and start again.
As I already mentioned, keep in mind that falling is part of practice, and with practice you will be able to get good at falling, keeping your breathing calm and therefore your mind whilst you fall is just as much advanced practice as never falling. Falling and getting back up and trying again is progress.
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Jason D Schramm