Virabhadrasana I

Virabhadrasana1

Beneļ¬ts:

  1. Stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders, neck, belly, and groins.
  2. Strengthens the shoulders, arms, and the muscles of the back.
  3. Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves, and ankles.
  4. Relieves backache and sciatica.
  5. Tones the abdominal muscles.
  6. Supports abdominal and pelvic organs.
  7. Relieves menstrual pain.

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Press the feet firmly into the floor and lift the kneecaps. Push your shoulder blades inwards and then allow them to lift.
  2. Primary Movement: Flexion in the front hip and knee. Extension into the back hip and leg. Extension in the spine and arms.
  3. Breath: Inhale to lift into the pose. Exhale to release out of the pose.

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