Veerabhadrasana

Veer – courageous; Bhadra – good; Asana –posture

Veer word is derived from Sanskrit word Vira meaning courageous.

This pose acknowledges the spiritual warrior within, battling with the arrogant ego. It gives confidence to face your fears, courage to move forward, compassion to embrace others and wisdom to surrender.

Veerabhadrasana is one of the most graceful yoga postures’.  This pose strengthens the arms, shoulders, thighs and back muscles all in one go.

LIMITATIONS:

  1. People suffering from spinal disorders and High BP should avoid this posture.
  2. People who have joint and knee pain should use some support while doing this asana.

Instructions to do the asana:

  1. Stand straight, with your legs wide apart by a distance of 3 feet.
  2. Turn your right foot out by 90 degrees and left foot by 15 degrees.
  3. Lift both the arms sideways to shoulder height, parallel to the ground.
  4. Breathing out, bend your right knee. Ensure that your knee does not overshoot the ankle.
  5. Turn your head and look to your right.
  6. Hold the yoga pose with a smile and determination of a warrior. keep breathing as you hold the pose.
  7. Breathing in, come up
  8. Breathing out, bring your hands down from the sides.
  9. Repeat the yoga posture for the left side.

BENEFITS:

  1. Tones and strengthens knees, thighs and ankles
  2. Stimulates abdominal organs and aids digestion
  3. Reduce excess fat from buttock region
  4. Useful for people suffering from sciatica
  5. Builds stamina and develops a sense of balance and coordination.
  6. This pose gives a stretch to shoulders, arms, neck, legs, ankles and back.
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