REVERSE WARRIOR POSE | VIPARITA VIRABHADRASANA | HOW TO DO REVERSE WARRIOR POSE AND BENEFITS

ABOUT REVERSE WARRIOR POSE

Reverse warrior pose is the English name for VIPARITA VIRABHADRASANA where VIPARITA means opposite, and Virabhadrasana means warrior. In reverse warrior pose, one can feel the power of a warrior with a fantastic opening in the chest and shoulder, as well as stretching and opening of the legs. This pose is an idea of a peaceful warrior or even a light warrior. It is a standing pose widely used everywhere in yoga practices.

Table of Content

  • About Reverse Warrior Pose
  • How to do Reverse Warrior Pose
  • Benefits of Reverse Warrior Pose
  • Contradictions

HOW TO DO REVERSE WARRIOR POSE

  1. To begin this pose attain the Mountain Pose, standing with feet hip-distance away from your both the arms at the sides.
  2. while turning towards the left step your both feet wide apart around 4-5 feet, Align the heels.
  3. Turn your right foot outside at an angle of 90 degrees so that the toes are pointing to the top of the mat. Bring your left foot slightly inwards. the back toe should be at an angle of 45 degrees.
  4. Raise the arms towards your side to shoulder-height, precisely parallel to the floor. The arms should be directly aligned directly over the legs. With palm facing down, reach actively from fingertip to fingertip.
  5. Bend your front knee while exhaling, align the knee over the ankle of the front foot. Take care that the first shin is perpendicular to the floor, sink your hips low by bringing the front of the thigh precisely parallel to the floor
  6. Now with your next exhale, drop your left hand to the back of the left thigh. With the next inhale, lift the right arm straight up, reaching the fingertips towards the ceiling. the right bicep should be next to the right ear.
  7. Keep your front knee bent and let your hips sink low while lengthening through the sides of your waist. Slightly slide your backhand further down the leg and come into a slight backbend.
  8. Keep the shoulders wholly relaxed, chest lifted and the sides of the waist long.
  9. Now hold for around 10-20 seconds.
  10. To release from this pose, take a deep breath and lower your arms back into Warrior 2 Pose. Push down through the back foot while straightening the front leg. Lower the arms. Move towards your left, reversing the position of the feet and repeat on the opposite side.

BENEFITS OF REVERSE WARRIOR POSE

  1. It strengthens the quadriceps, arms, and neck.
  2. This yoga pose stretches hips and the part between the abdomen and thigh.
  3. It opens ups the chest and shoulders.
  4. It helps in releasing stiffness in the muscles around the ribs to create a more in-depth, fresher breath.
  5. It energizes the body.
  6. Helps in increasing the blood flow in the body.
  7. Helps in improving self-confidence and perseverance.
  8. This pose helps in opening heart and throat chakras.
  9. It helps in releasing stress and calming the mind.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

A person having any neck, spine or shoulder injury should avoid this pose.

An individual suffering from High or low blood pressure should also avoid performing this asana.

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