Warrior 2 Pose (Virabhadrasana 2) – Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

Updated: Mar 16



WARRIOR 2 POSE

Sanskrit Name – Virabhadrasana 2

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Vira – Hero, Bhadra – Friend, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Standing Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full body


WHAT IS WARRIOR 2 POSE (VIRABHADRASANA 2)?


Warrior 2 Pose (Virabhadrasana 2) is a standing Yoga pose that strengthens your legs, core and back muscles. It increases balance, core strength and stability. According to the ancient Vedic Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita, its name is derived from a powerful warrior called Virabhadra, an incarnation of Lord Shiva (The Destroyer). The pose is full of opposing alignments and works out the entire body.


DO NOT PRACTICE WARRIOR 2 POSE (VIRABHADRASANA 2) IF:

  1. You have high blood pressure

  2. You have diarrhea

  3. You have a neck injury


BENEFITS OF WARRIOR 2 POSE (VIRABHADRASANA 2)

  1. Improves your posture, balance, core strength and stability

  2. Increases mental focus

  3. Relieves back pain

  4. Strengthens your shoulders, arms, core, back and leg muscles

  5. Stimulates abdominal organs and aids digestion


HOW TO PRACTICE WARRIOR 2 POSE (VIRABHADRASANA 2) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) and step your feet wide apart keeping them parallel. Raise your arms straight up and then extend them out to your sides. Draw your shoulder blades down and keep your palms facing down.

  2. Bend your front right knee so that it is stacked over your ankle (at 90 degrees). Keep your back leg straight and pivot your foot 45 degrees so that the centre of your left foot in aligned with your right heel.

  3. Keep the pose for as long as you feel comfortable. Repeat on the other side.


PREPARATORY POSES


Bound Angle Pose / Butterfly Pose / Cobbler’s Pose - Baddha Konasana


Reclining Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana


Extended Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana


Tree Pose - Vrksasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Crow Pose – Bakasana


Extended Triangle Pose - Utthita Trikonasana


Tree Pose -Vrksasana

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