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Monday, August 24, 2009

Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II Yoga Pose

Procedure For Doing Warrior II or Virabhadrasana II Yoga Pose

  1. Stand with legs twice shoulder width apart in a comfortable straddle.
  2. Rotate your body to the side at the waist so that you are facing one of your legs. Point the foot of the leg you are facing forward in the direction you are looking. Adjust the back foot to point diagonally between your side and front.
  3. Adjust the back foot, bringing it close enough to you that your hips are aligned forward.
  4. Bend your front knee so that the knee is directly above the ankle.
  5. Rotate your body at the waist so that you are facing to the side.
  6. Reach both of your arms out, away from your body, and hold them parallel to the floor. Turn your palms downward and keep your arms straight.
  7. Keep your torso upright and perpendicular to the floor. Breathe deeply while maintaining this position.
  8. Look forward in the same direction your torso is oriented, or rotate your head to one side. Keep your head pointing in any one direction while you hold the position.
  9. Come out of the pose by rotating the body and stepping forward with the back leg.

Benefits of Warrior II Yoga Pose

Warrior II strengthens the legs, opens the hips and chest . Warrior II develops concentration, balance and groundedness. This pose improves circulation and respiration and energizes the entire body.

Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II Yoga Pose Video