Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana)
Benefits of the Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana):
Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) stretches the chest and lungs, shoulders and neck, belly, groins (psoas) and strengthens the shoulders, arms, and the muscles of the back. This asana also strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves, and ankles.
How to perform the Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana):
- Start the asana with the Mountain Pose.
- Jump so that your feet are around forefeet apart.
- Now raise both arms parallel to the floor and turn your head to the left.
- Turn your left foot 90 degrees to the left and bend your left knee. Keep the hips in the same angle (180 degrees) as for the arms.
- Hold this posture for 30 seconds to 1 minute and return back to Mountain Pose.
Durations/Repetitions of the Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana):
Hold the asana for 30 to 60 seconds atleast.
Difficulty Level and Advancement of the Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana):
Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) is a difficulty level 2 asana recommended for beginner