Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana
Yoga pose conducted in two stages:
1. Warrior pose 1 – One begins in the Mountain pose and bends a knee forward, moving one’s weight onto it. Hands above the head and eyes looking up.
2. Warrior pose 2 – From the Warrior pose 1, hands are lowered parallel to the ground, drawing one’s shoulders downwards. The hand and foot stretched forward are on the same side of the body. Eyes looking ahead, towards the hand.
Recommendations and precautions:
- Not recommended in case of heart problems or high blood pressure
- The pose is to be adapted in case of knee pains, neck problems or arthritis
- Stretches and strengthens one’s legs, abdomen and joints
- Improves balance
- Loosens the shoulders
- Therapeutic pose for carpal tunnel syndrome, flatfoot, infertility and sciatica
This pose actives the entire body. Feel the energy flowing through you and, in Carlos’ own words, “Enjoy this moment!”.
Practice the Warrior pose during Yogilates classes. Learn more here.