VIRABHADRASANA II

The word “Vira” is derived from a Sanskrit word’ Hero”, “Bhadra” meaning “friend” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:

  • First get your feet together, hands by the side. Part your feet 3 to 4 feet apart. Turn your right foot on the right side and left foot either pointing front or slightly on the right side.
  • As you inhale, lift your both arms at the shoulder level, exhaling bend your right knee, such that your right knee should be exactly above the right ankle. Make sure your knee should not cross your ankle.
  • Sink your hip down till your right thigh comes parallel to the floor. Now turn your face on the right side looking at your right hand.
  • Hold this posture for 2-6 breaths.
  • As you inhale slowly make your right knee straight, look forward, drop your arms down by the die of the body, slowly get your feet together and relax.
  • Repeat the same from the opposite side.

BENEFITS:

  • Stretches and strengthens your legs and ankles.
  • Helps to stretch the chest, lungs, shoulders and groins.
  • Helps to improves the digestive system.
  • Helps to boost the stamina.
  • Relieves in any kind of backaches.
  • Good exercise for pregnant women. (Pregnant women who are in their second and third trimesters. But they must have consulted with a doctor and concern yoga expert before doing this pose).
  • Beneficial in the problems of osteoporosis, flat feet, carpal tunnel syndrome, infertility and sciatica.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

  • Any injury to knees, ankle, hip joint or the shoulders.

DISCLAIMER: – PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT

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