Warrior II Pose is also known as Virabhadrasana II is the Sanskrit language. The Virbhadra asana is divide into words like Virabhadra which means the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation lord shiva describes as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet, wielding a thousand clubs and wearing a tiger’s skin. Warrior II Pose is a standing yoga pose that enhances the stability, balancing and concentration of mind and body both. It is named after Hindu mythological warrior; Virbhadra, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Always consult your doctor or medical practitioner before starting exercise, and this asana must be avoided by the people who have a weak heart.
Steps of doing Warrior II Pose or Virbhadraasana II
Here we are going to discuss the simple steps of practising of doing Warrior II Pose or Virbhadraasana II:
- Start with standing in a pose of Tadasana or the mountain pose. With an exhalation, step or lightly jump your feet 3.5 to 4 feet apart. Raise your arms parallel to the floor and reach them actively out to the sides, shoulder blades wide and palms down.
- Turn your right foot slightly to the right and your foot to the left in 90 degrees. Align the left heel with the right heel. Firm your thighs and turn your left thigh outward so that the centre of the left knee cap is in line with the centre of the left ankle.
- Exhale and bend your left knee over the left ankle so that the shin remain perpendicular to the floor.
- Stretch the arms away from the spaces between the shoulders blade, parallel to the floor. Keep the side of the torso equally long and the shoulders directly over the pelvis. Turn the head to the left and look out over the fingers.
- Stay in the pose from 30 seconds to one minute, inhale to come up and reverse the feet and repeat for the same length of time to the left.
Benefits of doing Warrior II Pose or Virbhadraasana II
The benefits of Warrior II Pose, or Virbhadraasana II are countless as:
- It helps in stretching the hips, groin and shoulders.
- It helps in opening your chest and lungs.
- Warrior II Pose or Virbhadraasana II energies the tired limbs.
- It stimulates the abdominal organs.
- It helps in developing the balance and stability.
- Improves circulation and respiration.
- It helps in getting relief from diarrhoea.
- It relives from neck problems, as in the asana do not turn your head to look over the front hand; continue to look straight ahead with both sides of the neck lengthened evenly.