Warrior III Pose - Virabhadrasana III
About Warrior III Pose
The warrior III pose is categorized as a standing yoga asana. It is classified as an intermediate level pose because yoga beginners may face some difficulty in mastering the body balance that is required to successfully perform the virabhadrasana iii pose. Yoga beginners are recommended to perfect the basic level yoga asanas before graduating on to the intermediate level poses. As for those who fit the criteria for performing the warrior III pose, dedicating some time to warm up exercises prior to attempting the virabhadrasana iii pose is an excellent way to ensure that injuries and muscle strains do not come your way. Practice the ardha chandrasana, supta virasana, utkatasana, uttanasana, virasana and vrkasana to warm up your muscles before performing the warrior 3 yoga pose sequence.
Step By Step Instructions
Choose a serene spot with minimal distractions to practice the warrior III yoga pose sequence!
- Position yourself in the warrior I pose.
- Shift your body weight on to the front foot as you raise your back leg upwards and lean forwards until your upper body is held parallel to the mat.
- Try to raise your back leg till the point where it is in line with the rest of the body.
- Keep your arms placed at the sides of your body.
- Hold the warrior III pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute at least. Lower your back leg and repeat the whole sequence with the other leg.
The warrior III pose has an outstanding store of health benefits! Let’s take a look.
- Enhances the body’s sense of balance and stability.
- Improves posture.
- Tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles.
- Stretches and strengthens the ankles, legs, shoulders and back muscles.
Things to Remember!
Individuals suffering from high blood pressure problems should refrain from attempting the warrior III yoga pose.