Virabhadrasana 1: The Warrior Pose

Virabhadrasana 1: The Warrior Pose
Virabhadrasana 1: The Warrior Pose

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

  1. Stand in Tadasana first

  2. Place your feet 4 feet apart , turn your trunk to the right  side

  3. Turn your right  foot to point straight ahead (90degrees)

  4. Turn your left foot to point inwards (60 degrees) 

  5. Flex your right knee till the right thigh is parallel to the floor ( do not extend it beyond the ankle)

  6. Straighten the left leg, tightening the knee

  7. Inhale and stretch your hands upwards .

  8. If you are confident move your head back and gaze up. 

  9. Stay steady, breathing evenly for 20 seconds

Repeat all the moves on the left 

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