Virabhadrasana II

Warrior 2 Pose

Standing Asana



Key Benefits


  • correct deformity in legs and tone muscles





  • relieve backaches, neck strains

  • reduce fat around waist, hips, thighs

  • reduce acidity, release gas, remove heaviness and bloating sensations in the


stomach

  • vital organs are stimulated and activated

  • improve the function of the reproduction system

How to get into Virabhadrasana II


  1. Stand in Tadasana, jump feet 4 1/2 feet apart, into Utthita Hasta Padasana

  2. Turn right foot 90 degrees to the right and turn the left foot slightly in, Parsva Hasta Padasana. Breath

  3. Keeping the center of the trunk vertical exhale and bend the right leg until the thigh and the calf form a right angle. The shin is perpendicular and the thigh is parallel to the floor. The bent knee does not extend past the ankle but is in line with the heel.

  4. Maintain the back leg straight, the foot anchored on the floor with the hips in line with the back of the legs.

  5. Extend the arms out sideways from the center of the chest. Expand the chest. Align the shoulders over the hips.

  6. Turn the head to face the right and gaze softly at the right hand. Do not turn the trunk.

  7. Breathe. Pull with the left arm and back foot to come out. Repeat on the other side. 

Modifications:


  • Use a wall with either the heel of the back foot against the wall, or the whole back body against the wall for stability, and alignment

  • Yoga Horse for foot, knee, hip, back problems. Be sure to see a CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher) for assistance with your practice. 

  • chair for stability

Notes:


  • Can be done without fear during pregnancy, although using the support of a horse or chair is best under the guidance of a CIYT. 

  • Jumping movement and pose can be done during normal menstruation 


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