Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2)

English Name: Warrior 2

Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana 2

 

Step 1: Stand in Tadasana

Warrior 2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Exhale, Step 3 – 4 feet apart to your right and turn your right foot outwards while keeping the hips parallel to your mat

Step 3: Inhale, raise your arms up, parallel to the ground with palms facing down

Warrior 2.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Exhale, bend your right knee 90 degree angle over your right ankle and try to level your thigh parallel to the ground

Step 5: Turn your head towards the right and look at your right thumb

 

 

 

Muscles activated:

Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Gluteus medius and maximus, Soleus, Posterior tibialis, Transverse abdominus, Deltoids, Adductors, Lliopsoas, Scalenes, Gastrocnemius

 

Benefits:

  • Strengthen the leg muscles and shoulders
  • Stretches groin and thigh area
  • Expands chest
  • Improves balance, concentration and stamina

 

Precautions & Contradictions:

  • Diarrhoea
  • High blood pressure
  • Neck problems
  • Knee injuries

 

Counter pose:

  • Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1)
  • Uttitha Trikonasana
  • Parsvottanasana

 

Jovy (200hr Yoga TTC 07/14 weekend)