One of the most celebrated asanas in Yoga is the Veerabhadrasana. Today we will learn more about the balance posture, Veerabhadrasana 3 or Warrior 3. The common characters of a warrior is their ferocity and anger. But this asana concentrates on their strength and calmness. Veerabhadrasana 3 is about learning how to respond rather than react. Fight, Flight or Freeze are the common reactions, but we train to activate our parasympathetic nervous system.
This is a dynamic posture!! It works on your lower body, core and more importantly it teaches us patience and perseverance. Every posture in yoga works on our internal organs, muscles, breathing pattern and our personality. Warrior 3 is an epitome of all this. Besides, it’s a journey from playing hopscotch in the first class to the time when we can hold it for 30 seconds. 🙂
Having your intentions in the right place during your practice allows for a deeper focus. Being a balance posture, Mooladhara chakra ( root chakra) is stimulated. Our need for security, survival and stability is balanced. Thereby, we are more self-aware, courageous and fearless. 🙂
Avoid in case of high blood pressure and ankle injuries.
Stretch your hands forward, legs backward while engaging your core. Phew..!!
Dear yogis and readers, theoretically you are a pro in Veerabhadrasana 3. Now put out your mat and practice. The secret of this asana is Practice-Practice and Practice my fellow yogis. And the day, you are able to hold the pose for 45 seconds, happiness knows no bound (personal experience). 🙂 🙂
Coming soon, the cheat pose for Veerabhadrasana 3.
Signing off for the day
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.