Featured Asana: Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

Virabhadra = name of a warrior who is an incarnation of Shiva

 About the pose:

This is a strong standing posture with emphasis on alignment and symmetry: both heels are in one line, the front knee is in line with the ankle of the back leg, the arms are perpendicular extended and the torso is centred over the hips.  Many beginners tend to lean forward – resist the urge and centre the upper body over the pelvis.  Enjoy the strength and confidence that this posture brings to your mind and body.  For a detailed 3D image of the pose, go to http://www.bandhayoga.com/flyarounds.html and scroll down to ‘Virabhadrasana II’.

 Key muscle groups:

Strengthens the legs and ankles; stretches the groin area and thighs


–          Opens the chest, lungs and shoulders

–          Helps to relieve backache

–          Stimulates internal organs

–          Increases confidence and overall well-being

–          Enhances stamina and endurance

 Enjoy your practice 🙂

Namaste, Evelyn

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