Warrior II Pose - Virabhadrasana II
About Warrior II Pose
This standing yoga asana is the second pose in the yoga warrior pose series. The Virabhadrasana II can be performed by both yoga beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. The exceptional health benefits of the warrior II pose extend over both the physical body and the mental faculties as well, so make the warrior II pose a regular feature of your yoga workout sessions! Performing the baddha konasana, supta padangusthasana, vrkasana and utthita trikonasana before the Virabhadrasana II sequence will warm up your muscles and prepare your body for the endurance building exercise that is to follow. Warm up poses will also reduce the chances of sustaining injuries or strained muscles while performing the Virabhadrasana II.
Step By Step Instructions
Get ready to perform the warrior II yoga pose sequence!
- Position yourself in the Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
- Your feet should be placed about 4 feet apart.
- Raise both arms until they form 90 degree angles with the sides of your body. As soon as they are parallel to the yoga mat do not raise them upwards any further.
- Now shift your left foot 90 degrees to the left side and bend the left knee. Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Come back up into the original position. Repeat the warrior II pose sequence with the other leg.
Include the warrior II pose in your yoga workout to obtain the following health benefits!
- Builds stamina and endurance.
- Acts as a stimulant for the abdominal organs.
- Alleviates back aches.
- Therapeutic for infertility, flat feet, carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatica and osteoporosis.
- Stretches and strengthens the ankles, legs, groins, shoulders, chest and lungs.
Things To Remember!
Individuals suffering from high blood pressure or diarrhea should refrain from attempting the warrior II pose. Individuals with neck or leg injuries should seek guidance for appropriate warrior II pose modifications from a qualified yoga teacher.