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Yoga Poses - Warrior Pose II (Virabhadrasana II)



This posture strengthens your legs, back, shoulders, and arms, building stamina. It opens your hips and chest, and improves balance. It is called the Warrior in reference to the fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva. Learn how to do the second Warrior Pose in this section.


STEP 1: Start with the Mountain Pose.

STEP 2: Jump so that your feet are around four feet apart.

STEP 3: Raise both arms parallel to the floor. Turn your head to the left.

STEP 4: Turn your left foot 90 degrees to the left and bend your left knee. Keep the hips in the same angle (180 degrees) as for the arms. Stay in this position for 30 seconds to one minute.



This is a powerful Standing Pose which provides numerous benefits such as increase in stamina and improved strength in the legs and ankles. Just make sure to perform it correctly. You can ask your Yoga instructor for assistance so he or she will be able to tell you how to do it the right way.



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donna
Wednesday 22nd June 2011 at 4:21:44 PM  

I love your poses you show. Do you have any that would be good for someone with bursitis in their shoulder?


 
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