Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana is one of the most popular yoga postures which adds beauty and courage to one’s yoga practice. No doubt this pose is helpful in many ways. If you want to practice this pose to get the entire benefits of this yoga pose. Keep practicing. This asana or the yoga pose is pronounced as Vee- Ra- Bha- Dra-aasana. It means, Veera – vigorous, warrior, courageous; Bhadra – good, auspicious; Asana – Posture.
Step to practice:
- At first Stand straight in Mountain Pose, exhale as you step your left foot back 3-4 feet.
- Now you need to align you left heel behind the right heel and turn your left foot out 90 degrees.
- Now you have to turn your hips out to the left and firm your thighs feeling the center of the right knee cap move in line with the center of the right ankle.
- Just Inhale and raise your arms so they are parallel to the floor over your thighs.
- Now it is the time to widen your shoulder blades are you open your chest and collar bones. Rotate your palms so they are facing downward.
- As you exhale, bend the right knee forward over your right heel, the right shin should be perpendicular to the floor.
- Maintain even grounding through your right foot.
- Apply slightly more pressure in your right heel rather than the toes, this will keep your right knee more stable.
- Now you need to strengthen this position by pressing the outer left heel into the floor. Continue to stretch the arms away from the shoulders as they flow parallel to the floor.
- You gaze should move forward over your right arm down the middle finger, using this as a focal point. Breathe slowly and stay here for 30 seconds to one minute.
Benefits of Warrior Pose (Veerabhadrasana):
- Strengthens and tones your arms, legs and lower back.
- This yoga Improves balance in your body which helps increase stamina.
- Warrior Pose is beneficial for those with sedentary or deskbound jobs.
- This yoga pose is extremely beneficial in case of frozen shoulders.
- Warrior yoga pose releases the stress in the shoulders (if any) very effectively in a short span of time.
- The most beneficial is that by practicing this pose it brings auspiciousness and courage in you and core awareness.
- Strengthens your shoulders, arms, thighs, legs and ankles. Stretches your groins, thighs, and ankles. Expands your chest, lungs and shoulders.
- Stimulates abdominal organs and digestion.
- Builds core strength in your torso, abdomen, spine and pelvic floor.
- Quiets your mind, calms your nervous system and reduces anxiety.