Warrior Pose (Virabhadra)

Warrior Pose (Virabhadra) is an intermediate yoga pose and it is excellent for muscle strengthening. Healthy muscle increases your stamina and concentration. The Warrior Pose (Virabhadra) is beneficial for different body parts like neck, back, rib cage and chest cavity, abdomen and ankles. As a beginner you should be careful when moving your pelvis forward. Instead of moving pelvis, try to move the entire back ahead. If you want you can also use prop to support your heel.

Step by step Warrior Pose (Virabhadra)

  • Stand erect or upright. Now extend your right leg and lock the hands behind your back.
  • Open the chest, curve the spine and keep your shoulders stretched. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly by looking upwards.
  • When you are lunging, lower down your hips over the knees and bend the head towards ankle.
  • Now let the chest relaxed over your right thigh and hold the position for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Now inhale deeply and release the pose slowly to come back into original position.
  • Repeat the same steps with other leg.

In case, you are suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure, you should not try Warrior Pose (Virabhadra) at all. In case of hip injury, neck or back injury, it would be best not to try Warrior Pose (Virabhadra).

Warrior poses can be made using props to support your body and torso. A yoga strap can also help when you are lunging towards floor. According to yoga experts, Warrior Pose (Virabhadra) improves your blood circulation and respiratory system. It also helps in managing sciatica pain. It helps in maintaining different energy levels and also improves concentration.