Warrior Pose 1 2 3 Yoga, Benefits

WARRIOR I

Virabhadrasana I

Spread legs wide. Turn left foot in 60 degrees and right foot out 90 degrees. Turn hips. Bend left knee to a 90 degree angle, extend arms up over head. Reverse sides.

Benefits

Opens up and strengthens shoulders, back and neck. Develops good breathing in the chest. Builds stamina, strengthens legs, ankles and knees. Stretches thighs.

What it looks like

Any major or minor character, proud warrior, victorious runner.

WARRIOR II

Virabhadrasana II

 

Spread legs wide. Turn left foot in 60 degrees and right foot out 90 degrees. Bend right knee toward a 90 degree angle, extend right arms out in front and left arm behind. Look toward right fingertips. Reverse sides.

Benefits

Opens up and strengthens shoulders, back and neck. Develops good breathing in the chest. Builds stamina, strengthens legs, ankles and knees.

What it looks like

Any major or minor character, proud warrior, Egyptian dancer.

Warrior I

Warrior II

WARRIOR III

Virabhadrasana III

 

Begin in Warrior I position. Take a small step forward with back right foot. Balance on left foot. Interlace hands together, index fingers and thumbs together and extend arms and hands out in front. Lift and extend right leg straight out behind. Arms can also be at the side. Reverse sides.

Benefits

Warrior III

Opens up and strengthens shoulders, back and neck. Develops good breathing in the chest.

Builds stamina and balance, strengthens legs, ankles and knees.

What it looks like

Any major or minor character, an arrow, an airplane, a flying warrior.

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