Virabhadrasana III : Vira Bhadrasana 3: Warrior Yoga Posture

7 November 2023 by
Editorial team

Virabhadrasana III, also known as Warrior III, is a powerful yoga pose that customizes Virabhadrasana I to enhance strength, balance, and focus.

Position of Readiness:

  • Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Steps to Practice Warrior III:

  1. Prepare:
    • From Tadasana, step the right foot forward by about a foot's length and transfer all of your weight onto this leg.
  2. Arm Position:
    • Inhale, lifting your arms over your head and interlacing your fingers, pointing the index fingers upward.
  3. Lift the Leg:
    • Exhale, raising the left leg up and back, hinging at the hips to lower your arms and torso toward the floor.
  4. Focus:
    • Look down at the floor and fix your gaze on a point to help maintain balance.
  5. Alignment:
    • Reach out through the left toes, the crown of your head, and your fingers, creating one straight line.
  6. Hold:
    • Retain this position for 30 seconds to a minute.
  7. Release:
    • While releasing, inhale, lifting your arms and lowering the leg back to the floor, stepping both feet together back into Tadasana.
    • Rest for a few breaths, then repeat on the other side for the same length of time.

Benefits of Warrior III:

  • Improves Balance and Posture
  • Enhances Memory and Concentration
  • Tones and Invigorates the Whole Body
  • Strengthens:
    • Ankles
    • Legs
    • Shoulders
    • Muscles of the back
  • Tones the Abdomen

Important Note:

  • People suffering from high blood pressure, recent or chronic injury to the legs, hips, knees, back, or shoulders should consult a yoga expert before practicing this pose.

Experience the empowering effects of Warrior III and bring balance, strength, and focus into your practice!

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