Pose of the Week – Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

Warrior II

This pose is named after Virabhadra, a powerful and fierce warrior who was an incarnation of Shiva.

We love to practice Virabhadrasana II because it makes you feel like a spiritual warrior. This pose allows you to stand strong in who you are with confidence, determination and most of all, grace. It's a pose that is appropriate for beginners and allows advanced practitioners to add variations to deepen the pose. We hope you will let your Warrior's heart shine this week by practicing Virabhadrasana II. Check out the physical benefits of the pose below:

  • Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles
  • Stretches the groins (adductor muscles),
  • Opens the chest, lungs, and shoulders
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Increases stamina and endurance
  • Strengthens lower back and quadriceps of the bent knee
  • Tones the gluteus maximus
  • Relieves backaches, especially through second trimester of pregnancy

It's also therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome, flat feet, infertility, osteoporosis, and sciatica.

Posted on July 2, 2013 and filed under Yoga Poses, Yoga, Pose of the Week.