Also known as Virabhadrasana II pose as Vir means Warrior and Bhadra means God of Warrior. It is a beginner’s yoga pose and it is a standing pose. Warrior II makes your body strong. It benefits your intestines, abdomen, stomach and liver.
It also gives a nice stretch to your hips, inner thighs, legs and shoulders. It helps in relieving your stiff shoulders and neck. It is one of the powerful standing yoga asanas.
Steps of Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II)
No matter how easy yoga seems like, it’s not always that easy. You need to take care of doing the steps properly or else you might hurt yourself. The steps of Warrior II pose are:
- Stand in mountain pose (Tadasana). Keep your feet 4 feet apart from each other while exhaling.
- Now bend down a little and bend your front leg’s knee at 90°. And keep your other leg straight; parallel to the floor.
- Then bring your arms parallel to the floor wide apart. Your palms should face downwards.
- Keep space between your right hip and thigh bone.
- Hold this pose for 10 seconds then repeat on the other side.
Benefits of Warrior II Pose
There are several health benefits of Virabhadrasana II. The benefits of Warrior pose II are:
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- Increases stamina
- Stretches and strengthens your knees and ankles
- Improves blood circulation and respiratory system
- Relieves backache
- It is therapeutic for flat feet, sciatica, osteoporosis and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Energizes your body
- Develops concentration
- Opens the chest and hips
- It strengthens your legs
- Stimulates abdominal organs
Precautions to take while doing Warrior II pose (Virabhadrasana II)
- Make sure that your body weight is distributed on both legs equally.
- People suffering from knee pain should not practice warrior II Pose
- You should avoid it if you’re suffering from diarrhea
- Do not practice it if your blood pressure is high
- Avoid practicing warrior II yoga pose if you’re suffering from Spinal ailment
- People with neck pain should avoid it
- Avoid it if you’ve had surgery of knees, shoulder or hips
Preparatory poses of Warrior pose II
- Bound Angle Pose (Baddha konasana)
- Reclining hand to big-toe pose (Supt padangusthasana)
Follow-up poses of Warrior pose II
- Crane pose (Bakasana)
- Tree pose (Vriksasana)
- Extended Triangle pose (Uttitha Trikonasana)
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