As the second of three poses in the Virabhadrasana series, Virabhadrasana 2 represents the warrior sighting his enemy and preparing for battle. Along with its companion poses, this asana is part of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga and a fundamental pose in other styles of yoga.
When used in a spiritual practice, this asana is believed to stimulate the muladhara (root) and svadisthana (spleen or sacral) chakras. By activating the muladhara chakra, this asana is believed to ground the individual, providing the inner stability necessary for personal growth. Energizing the svadisthana chakra is thought to promote self-acceptance, focus and productivity.
In addition to its physical benefits, Virabhadrasana 2 increases :
- Inner strength
- A more focused and powerful energy
- One's ability to better face life's daily challenges