The Warrior Pose 2 (Virabhadrasana 2) is a popular, graceful and potential yoga pose that helps increase your stamina. Considering all the other yoga poses, this one’s less intimidating, very do-able, and beneficial. Having deep roots in mythology, this pose brings stability, flexibility as well as vigor.
Vira means warrior, Bhadra means auspicious and Asana implies posture. So, that’s the literal meaning of this pose.
Virabhadrasana is a yoga pose that’s in the name of a mythological character who is said to be Lord Shiva’s incarnation. When king Daksha refused to invite Sati (his daughter) to an important ritual organized at his empire, she still decided to grace the ceremony with her presence.
However, Daksha offended and humiliated her after which she directly walked into the fire. Thereafter, Lord Shiva, Sati’s husband got devastated upon hearing about her death. He pulled one of his hair locks, slammed it to the ground and this transformed into Virabhadra, a powerful warrior created for the destruction of King Daksha and the ceremony.
So, when Virabhadra sights Daksha, he gets into the poses we now know as Warrior Pose 1, 2 and 3.
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What Are The Virabhadrasana 2 Steps?
Here’s a visual representation of the Warrior Pose 2, also known as Virabhadrasana 2.
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Warrior Pose 2 Benefits
1. This posture helps strengthen your legs, the hamstrings, and pelvic muscles, along with expanding your chest and opening up the hips.
2. You feel an intense stretch in your shoulders, abdomen, thighs, ankles, and back.
3. You gain better stability and overall balance.
4. The posture helps improve blood circulation.
6. People suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome can also benefit from the Warrior Pose 2.
7. As the posture allows you to make use of all your organs, Warrior Pose 2 benefits the areas that remain unidentified.
Mistakes To Avoid While Practicing The Warrior Pose 2
1. The pose is called warrior for a reason. Do not take a stance that’s too short. Position like a fighter!
2. Maintain your balance. It is important to power up both your legs to feel the depths of this posture.
3. Do not become like a running warrior reaching out too far with your upper body. Rather, keep your torso centered and effortlessly work through each step.
4. Try to keep your thighs parallel to the floor and knees right over the ankle, not ahead.
5. Do not let your knees fold inwards since it can damage the knee cap and harm the lower back.
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