Virabhadra Yoga Asana
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Virabhadra asana or warrior pose is a group of related lunging standing asanas in modern yoga as exercise commemorating the exploits of a mythical warrior.
Steps to do Warrior Pose 1
Stand straight with your legs hip-distance apart and arms on your sides. Now, spread your legs wide-apart. Turn your left feet out to face the left side of the mat.
Following the last step, the other feet will turn inward to make a 45 degree angle. Now, twist your body to left completely.
Go forward on your left knee making a 90 degree angle, also make sure that your knee doesn’t cross over the toe. Let your other leg stretch properly.
Now go into a namaste position, and taking your arms up above your head, look up, arch your back a bit and stretch. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side.
Benefits of Warrior Pose/Virabhadra asana
The asana stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders, neck, belly and groins (psoas) very effectively increasing the movement area of different parts. The warrior pose strengthens the shoulders, arms and also the muscles of the back.
The pose stretches and strengthens the thighs, calves and ankles.