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Virabhadrasana 2

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Full body


Level 1

Virabhadrasana 2

Virabhadrasana 2 is a group of related lunging standing asanas or yoga poses. The asana is pronounced as Vee- Ra- Bha- Dra-asana. Warrior Pose 2 is one of the three Warrior poses that beautifully combines both the standing and balancing actions of the body.

How to do

Virabhadrasana 2

Step 1 :

Stand straight, normal breathing and bring your left leg backward and raise your upper body.

Step 2 :

Bend your right knee to 90 degrees and left leg straight. 

Step 3 :

Lift both arms sideways to shoulder height with your palms facing downward.

Step 4 :

Keep your arms parallel to the ground. Turn your head and look to your right. 

Step 5 :

This is virbhadrasana- II, and stay in this asana for 3-5 breathings.

Perform same asana by right leg also.

Benefits of

Virabhadrasana 2

  • Opens your hips, chest and lungs.

  • Improves focus, balance and stability.

  • Strengthens your shoulders, arms, legs, ankles and back.

  • Encourages good circulation and respiration.

  • Energizes the entire body.

  • Stretches your arms, legs, shoulders, neck, belly, groins and ankles.

Cautions of

Virabhadrasana 2

  1. If you are experiencing neck pain.

  2. If you suffer from any of this condition: heart problems, severe neck or shoulder pain, knee pain, high blood pressure or chronic illness, Avoid this asana

Note: All the asanas and pranayama should be performed under the guidance of your certified yoga teacher.

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