Thursday, 17 November 2016

Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3)

Strengthens the ankles, legs, shoulders and back
Tones the core
Improves balance and posture

*Should not be practiced in case of high blood pressure

Balancing in this pose can be tricky.  You might want to start with a chair or a wall for help.

We begin in Warrior 1.  

Exhale and bring the chest down towards the front thigh such that your arms are parallel to the floor.  On an inhalation straighten the front leg and left the back leg. Energise the arms, reaching forward through the fingertips.  Energise the raised leg, stretching back through the foot.  Lift the head slightly, looking foward past your fingertips.

Hold here for up to a minute.

To release, step the lifted leg forward and straighten into upward salute, then return to mountain pose.

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