What is Warrior Pose?
Warrior pose, or Virabhadrasana, is one of yoga's most famous poses. It's a standing posture commonly practiced in vinyasa classes. In this version, referred to as warrior one, the front knee is bent at a 90-degree angle while the back leg stretches back and the torso faces forward. It is part of the Sun Salutation B series, and is often followed by warrior two and warrior three pose.
- Begin standing. Exhale and step your left foot way back.
- Place the foot flat on the floor and point the toes 45 degrees to the left.
- Bend your right knee and align it over your right ankle. Check that your heels are in one line.
- Inhale and reach your hands up, palms facing each other.
- Gaze forward and breathe while holding the pose.
- Avoid if you have had a spinal injury or have high blood pressure.
Benefits of Warrior Pose
- Improves strength of the feet, legs, buttocks and core
- Builds stamina
- Improves coordination
Warrior Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Standing Poses, Strength