Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior Pose III)
>>Begin in parvatasana (Mountain Pose). Step your left foot forward and put all of your weight on your left leg. Inhale and raise your arms above your head parallel to each other & to the floor. >>Now, exhale and lift your right leg up and out. When you lift the back leg, resist by pressing the tailbone into the pelvis. As you straighten the front knee, think of pressing the head of the thighbone back.Gaze down at the floor and focus on a point. Contract your abs for stability and keep them engaged throughout. >>Here your body should make a straight line, parallel to the floor & your left leg should be perpendicular to the floor.
>>Breathe and hold for 2-6 deep, steady breaths.
To release, slowly move your torso back to an upright position, lowering your right leg to the floor. Step both feet back into parvatasana (Mountain Pose). BENEFITS-
>>Strengthens and tones the back, leg, shoulders, arm muscles and core.
>>Is considered to be one of the best leg strengthening yoga asanas.
This posture expands the chest and lungs which improves circulation and respiration.
>>Helps improve concentration,
posture, and balance
>>Avoid practicing this asana if you are suffering from high BP, chronic lower back injuries, foot, ankle, leg, hip injuries or if you are pregnant.
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