also known as Warrior 3 Pose is an asana commemorating the exploits of a mythical warrior This asana is dedicated to the powerful hero created by Lord Shiva from his matted hair. This posture is an intensified continuation of Virabhadrasana 1.Virabhadrasana 3 details are provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Stand in Tadasana. (Step 1)
2. Take a deep inhalation and with a jump spread the legs apart sideways 4 to 4 feet. (Step 2)
3. Come to the final pose of Virabhadrasana 1 on the right side.(Step 3)
4. breath out, curve the torso forward and rest the chest on the right thigh. Keep the arms vertical and the palms together. (Step 4.) Relax in this posture, taking two breaths.
5. Now exhale and simultaneously lift the left leg from the floor by swinging the body slightly forward and also straighten the right leg, making it stiff as a poker. Turn the left leg inwards so that the front is parallel to the floor. (Step 5).
6. Keep this posture from 20 to 30 seconds, with deep and even breathing.
7. While stabilizing, the whole body (except the right leg) is to be kept parallel to the floor. The right leg, which should be fully extended and tight, should be kept perpendicular to the floor. Pull the back of the right thigh and extend the arms and the left leg as if two persons are pulling you from either end.
8. Exhale and come back to Virabhadrasana I . (Step 3)
9. Repeat the pose on the left side.
Virabhadrasana 3 helps the harmony, balance, poise and power attained by practising this asana. It helps to contract and tone the abdominal organs and makes the leg muscles more shapely and sturdy. It is recommended for runners, as it gives ability and cleverness. All the movements of this asana improve one's bearing and carriage. Standing with the weight on the heels causes the stomach to protrude and lessens bodily and mental agility. This asana helps one to stand firmly on the soles of the feet, keeps the stomach muscles in and gives agility to the body and the mind. Virabhadrasana 3 is Yoga For Posture