Virabhadrasana 1: The Warrior Pose
The warrior pose – strange name for a yoga pose!
Aren’t those who practice Yoga supposed to be non warriors and spiritually evolved?
This pose represents the quest for the ultimate truth and battle of the self to dispel ignorance – ‘a spiritual warrior’
Steps to do Virabhadrasana
Stand in Tadasana first
Place your feet 4 feet apart , turn your trunk to the right side
Turn your right foot to point straight ahead (90degrees)
Turn your left foot to point inwards (60 degrees)
Flex your right knee till the right thigh is parallel to the floor ( do not extend it beyond the ankle)
Straighten the left leg, tightening the knee
Inhale and stretch your hands upwards .
If you are confident move your head back and gaze up.
Stay steady, breathing evenly for 20 seconds
Repeat all the moves on the left