Virabhadrasana is a term as well as a yoga posture that derives its attributes from an Indian mythological character, Virabhadra. He is believed to be created by Lord Shiva to avenge his wife’s death. This asana acquires its steps from the first perspective of the warrior. The pose has 3 renditions namely Warrior 1, Warrior 2 and Warrior 3. All of these preach the ideals of a spiritual warrior to help win the battle against self-ignorance. So here, we are going to talk about the Warrior 1 pose to gain absolute strength.
Step By Step Representation
1. Take a lunge and bring your right leg forward – knee directly above the ankle, toes pointing straight and the foot almost 45 to 60 degrees leftwards.
2. Now, raise your arms and keep them parallel to the ground with your palms facing the roof. Start to bend your right knee and align it with your ankle. Practice deep breathing and do not lose your posture.
3. Turn your face towards the right. Take your hands further beyond your shoulder level. Clasp both the palms above your head. And, lower your pelvis with a gentle push.
4. Look up and gaze at your palms. Stay in this position with the firmness and determination of a warrior. Keep breathing and maintain a smile.
5. Inhale and rise up like a warrior.
6. Now, slowly get back to your resting position and repeat the above steps with your left leg.
Warrior 1 Pose Benefits
As the Warrior 1 pose activates all the essential functions in your body, it leaves a positive impact.
- It boosts your stamina and helps balance the mind as well as your body.
- The Warrior 1 yoga pose strengthens your arms, legs as well as the lower back muscles.
- It helps combat the symptoms of a frozen shoulder.
- The Warrior 1 pose fastens your metabolism so you do not have to deal with the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.
- Since Warrior 1 is a relaxing yoga pose, it boosts feelings of grace, courage, and positivity.
Precautions While Practicing Virabhadrasana 1
- You ought to consult a specialist before practicing this posture. Doing it excessively can affect your spinal health.
- If you are suffering from shoulder pain, try not to stress your arms.
- Also, do not look up at your clasped hands if you have a neck problem.
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