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Virabhadrasana (perfection)

Published: 14.05.2020
Hatha yoga Medium


The second pose of the hero Virabhadra. This asana is a continuation of Virabhadrasana I.

The Technique

1. Take Virabhadrasana I to the right. Maintain this pose for the proper time.

2. With an inhalation, raise your head, exhale and bend in the lower back until the chest is located on the right thigh. Keep your arms outstretched horizontally, your back is straight.

3. Perform in this position several breathing cycles (2-3).

4. Raise the left leg horizontally and straighten the right leg, lifting the whole body up on it.

5. The left leg, body, head and outstretched arms should be parallel to the floor, and the tense right leg should be perpendicular to the floor. The left leg and arms, as it were, stretch the body in opposite directions.

6. Remain in this position for up to 30 seconds, breathe evenly.

7. Exhale and return to Virabhadrasana I. With an inhalation, straighten up, exhale and perform Virabhadrasana I, and then Virabhadrasana II to the left.

The Effect

The main action of the asana is to increase mobility in the neck and shoulders. People with osteochondrosis of the cervical spine get a lot of relief by practicing this pose. 

Virabhadrasana I also helps to expand the breasts, reduce fat deposits on the thighs, and strengthen the legs. 

Text: From the book of Ar Eddar “The Beginning of Hatha Yoga”


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