Virabhadrasana: Benefits, Steps and Precautions

The name Virabhadrasana it suggests the meaning of this yoga pose. Virabhadrasana name originates from the Sanskrit words Vir, Bhadra, and Asana. Vir means Brave or Warrior, Bhadra means Blessed or fortunate, and Asana means Pose.

As its name suggests, you’ve to pose like a warrior in this yoga pose. It is a standing yoga pose that energizes you and improves your blood circulation throughout the day and keeps you happy.

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It is also considered a great yoga pose for pregnant women who are in their 2nd or 3rd trimester but one should consult a doctor before practicing it.

The Benefits of Virabhadrasana (Warrior pose)

There are so many health benefits of Virabhadrasana. The benefits of Virabhadrasana are:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relieves back pain
  • Relieves stress
  • Improve concentration
  • Strengthens your shoulders, knees, thighs, and arms
  • Improves your respiration
  • Calms the mind
  • It releases happy hormones which make us happy
  • Reduces stiffness in your shoulders
  • Improves digestive system
  • Develops stability and balance
  • Stretches your thighs, ankles, and calves
  • It stimulates your abdominal organs
  • Boosts the stamina

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The Steps of Virabhadrasana

To do any yoga pose correctly and effectively, you need to do it step-by-step. So the steps of Virabhadrasana are:

Step 1

Stand straight in mountain pose. Keep your legs about 3 to 4 feet apart.

Step 2

Now raise your both arms parallel to the floor and turn your head to the left.

Step 3

Now bend your left knee and make a 90° angle. Keep the angle of your arms and hips same, 180°.

Step 4

Keep your head straight to the left and gaze at your front. Hold this pose for few seconds. Then repeat on the other side.

The precautions to take while doing Virabhadrasana

Take care of these things before and while doing Virabhadrasana.

  • If you’re suffering from severe neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain or heart problems, then don’t practice Virabhadrasana.
  • Don’t practice Virabhadrasana if your blood pressure is high.
  • Avoid practicing it if you’re suffering from spinal ailments
  • If you’re suffering from Diarrhea then don’t practice this asana.
  • Do not practice it for too long or else you can have a strain or an injury

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The Variations of Virabhadrasana

There are 3 variations of Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose).

The Preparatory poses of Virabhadrasana

Following are the Preparatory poses of Virabhadrasana.

So guys, this was all about the yoga pose Virabhadrasana. Don’t forget to keep the precautions in mind before practicing Virabhadrasana.

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Author: Manisha Yadav

Hey all, my name is Manisha Yadav. I am a content writer at YogaHolism.com. I love to read, write, travel and click pictures. I write yoga and lifestyle blogs.
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