Do you know what is Virabhadrasana aka warrior pose, what are its benefits and precautions?
What is Virabhadrasana?
Virabhadrasana yoga is also known as warrior pose. As stated in the scriptures, this asana is named after an incarnation of Lord Shiva, Veerabhadra, an invincible warrior. The practice of this yoga has many benefits, such as strengthening the muscles of the arms, shoulders, thighs and waist. There are three methods of doing Virabhadrasana, here we are giving information about those three methods.
Here's a simple method of how to do it easy.
Method of Virabhadrasana 1:
▶ To do Virabhadrasana 1, first of all, stand straight by laying a yoga mat.
▶ Now try to move your right leg as much as you can.
▶ Now bend the knee of your right leg and bring it in line with the right toe. The knee of the left leg will remain straight.
▶ After this, try to raise both your hands from the side of the waist and join the palms of the hands together. The direction of your fingers should be towards the sky.
▶ Raise your neck a bit too.
▶ Breathe normally in this position and try to hold for 20 to 25 seconds.
▶ In this way this asana was done with the right leg, now repeat it with the left leg.
▶ This was the method of doing Virabhadrasana 1. Before doing Virabhadrasana 1, it is good to do Utkatasana, as well as Virabhadrasana 2, should be done after it.
Method of Virabhadrasana 2:
▶ To do Virabhadrasana 2, first of all, stand straight by laying a mat or yoga mat.
Now spread your legs for about 3 feet. Both feet should be parallel to each other.
▶ Now raise both your hands above the side of the waist and raise them till they come parallel to the ground.
▶ The palms of the hands should be straight towards the ground.
▶ Now keeping your left foot and hands in the same position, move the right leg and waist, shoulder and head to the right. head in this position. Right hand and right toe should be on the same line.
▶ After this, bend the knee of your right leg and try to move forward a little. In such a situation, the knee and toe of the right foot should be in a straight line.
▶ While doing this, the knee of the left leg and the spine should be straight.
▶ Now try to stay in this position for some time and then come back to the normal position.
▶ Do the same process by turning to the left.
▶ In this way Virabhadrasana 2 is completed. Before doing Virabhadrasana 2, Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana 1 should be done. After doing Virabhadrasana 2, Now know about Virabhadrasana 3.
Method of Virabhadrasana 3:
▶ Virabhadrasana 3 is a bit difficult to do because in this your entire body weight is on one leg. Therefore care should be taken in doing this.
▶ To do Virabhadrasana 3, first of all, stand straight by laying a yoga mat or mat.
▶ Now move your right foot slightly forward and keep the entire weight of your body on the right foot.
▶ Now keeping your waist straight, bend the waist in front and simultaneously try to raise your left leg.
▶ After this join the palms of the hands and raise the hands above the head, the hands are straight and connected to the ears.
▶ Try to remain in this position for some time and then come back to normal position.
▶ Now repeat this process carefully with the left leg as well.
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Benefits of Virabhadrasana:
▶ The practice of Virabhadrasana strengthens your body and reduces stiffness.
▶ This asana is very beneficial for your knees.
▶ If it is practiced regularly then it helps in reducing weight.
▶ Strengthens arms, legs and waist.
▶ This asana removes any tightness or tension in the muscles of the shoulders, back, neck.
▶ This asana enhances the balance of the body.
▶ This asana is very beneficial for the patients of sciatica.
▶ This asana is also very beneficial for people who have to sit and work for a long time.
Precautions of Virabhadrasana:
▶ If there is any kind of pain or any problem in the spine, neck, shoulder, then do not do this asana or do it only after the advice of the doctor.
▶ If you have high blood pressure problem then this asana should not be done.
▶ This asana should not be done even if there is any disease related to stomach.
▶ Women should do this asana during pregnancy only after consulting a doctor.
▶ While doing any asana, one should not put more stress than one's capacity.