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Yoga pose- Warrior Pose Yoga (Virabhadrasana) – Steps and Benefits of Warrior Pose

What is Warrior Pose Yoga (Virabhadrasana) & Benefits of Warrior Pose?

Warrior pose yoga and benefits of warrior pose

Veerabhadrasana or the Warrior pose is one of the most elegant yoga postures, and it adds beauty and grace to one’s yoga practice. In Sanskrit, Veera means ‘vigorous, warrior, courageous,” and Bhadra means ‘good or auspicious,” and asana means “Posture.” In this article, you will know about benefits of warrior pose, steps, precautions and other details of warrior pose yoga.

 

Benefits of Warrior Pose (Veerabhadrasana):

Warrior pose is also known as Veerabhadrasana in sanskrit and there are many benefits of warrior pose that you should know.

Benefits of Warrior pose are – 

• Strengthens and helps in toning the arms, lower back, and legs.

• Improves the balance in the body and therefore increases your stamina.

• Great for those with sedentary or deskbound jobs.

• Extremely beneficial if you are suffering from frozen shoulders.

• Releases stress, especially in the shoulder area.

• Brings auspiciousness, courage, grace, and peace if practiced regularly.

 

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Steps of Warrior Pose Yoga (Veerabhadrasana):

After knowing about benefits of Warrior pose, probably you will be looking for steps of warrior pose yoga. Just follow below steps to do this yoga perfectly.

a) Stand straight on the mat/floor with your legs wide apart (at least 3-4 feet). The distance should be as much as your body allows you to do comfortably.

b) You may turn your right foot out by 90 degrees towards one size and left foot in by about 15 degrees.

c) Then, lift both your arms sideways while you inhale to the height of your shoulder, and your palms may be facing upwards. Note that your arms are parallel to the ground.

d) Breathing out, bend your right knee. Make sure that your right knee forms a straight line with your right ankle.

e) Slowly turn your head towards your right. This pose is called the Virabhadrasana Pose – Warrior Yoga Pose.

f) Once you feel comfortable in this position, try and stretch your arms further. Gently make an effort so that you can push your pelvis downwards.

g) You should hold this yoga posture with the determination of a warrior and stay in the position for three breaths.

h) Keep breathing as you go down and gently inhale when you come up Breathing in, come up. Breathing out, you may bring your hands down back to your sides.

i) You may again repeat this yoga posture on the opposite side now.

 

Modifications of Virabhadrasana (The Warrior Pose Yoga):

• If you have difficulty supporting yourself in this pose, you can place a metal folding chair next to your left leg, with the front edge of the chair towards you.

• When you bend the left knee to begin the pose, you can slide the front edge of the seat under your left thigh

• Repeat in the same way with your right leg bent.

• If you are a beginner when you bend the left knee to a right angle-bend it swiftly as you exhale and aim the inside of the left knee toward the little toe side of the left foot.

 

Precautions of Warrior Pose Yoga:

If you know about benefits of warrior pose then you should also keep remember the precautions of warrior pose while performing this yoga pose.

• This asana should be practiced only after consultation of a doctor, especially if you have had spinal and shoulder injuries.

• You may avoid this posture if you have been a high blood pressure patient.

• You may avoid this posture if you have recently suffered from diarrhea.

• If you have knee pain or arthritis,you may use some support at the knee (like a chair) to hold this yoga posture.

 

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