Explore the Asana of the Month – Virbhadrasana A
Warrior Pose is one of the most iconic asanas in the Yoga practice, which find its place in all the sequences.
Standing poses like this one are also said to help practitioners discover courage, perseverance, and self-empowerment to boot—reserves any warrior would need. And hence it physically requires you to engage your whole body and calls for overall strength.
We hope that detailed alignment tips will help you understand this asana better; however, while trying this, listen to your body to prevent yourself from unwanted injuries. Enjoy where you are in the asana, and go deeper with your practice.
Cues to get into the asana:
1. Start in downward dog.
2. Step your right leg forward between your palms. Keep your front knee bent at 90.
3. Rotate your back heel to turn your toes towards the longer edge of the Mat.
4. Keep your heels in one line, sweep your arms, raise them to the ceiling and join your palms.
5. Gaze at your thumbs.
6. Repeat on the other side.
1. Front knee and ankle in the same line.
2. Front thigh parallel to the floor
3. Torso turned to the shorter edge of the Mat. Keep your pelvis parallel to the short edge of the Mat. Hips square.
3. Spine long and chest lifted and open.
4. Back leg quad muscles are active, and the knee cap is pulled up.
5. Pull your navel to your spine to engage your core, and stretch the abdomen up.
6. Back foot pressing the floor away.
- Works on your Hip Flexors.
- Improves your Body posture.
- Strengthens your leg muscles. Increases your stability and balance.
- Improves self-esteem.
- Builds your core strength.
Do you have any asana you would like to explore a bit more? Let us know and we will love to share it with you.
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