Warrior II Pose

Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) is the second in the sequence of the common standing postures in yoga for improving strength and flexibility. To achieve the pose, place the legs in the lunge position with the forward knee at a 90 degree angle. Arms are outstretched in a line pointing forward in alignment with the body. The back leg should be at an angle between 45-70 degree from center with the torso and hips in line with the front leg. The back foot should be turned at a 90 degree angle.

Drawing of a man and woman in Warrior II yoga pose with angles describing the positions of the body

Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) is the second in the sequence of the common standing postures in yoga for improving strength and flexibility. To achieve the pose, place the legs in the lunge position with the forward knee at a 90 degree angle. Arms are outstretched in a line pointing forward in alignment with the body. The back leg should be at an angle between 45-70 degree from center with the torso and hips in line with the front leg. The back foot should be turned at a 90 degree angle.

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Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana II
Benefits (Physical): Strengthens legs, opens hips and chest
Benefits (Core): Concentration, balance, groundedness, stamina, circulation, respiration, and energizes the body
Modifications: Hands on Hips

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Male and female Warrior II side elevation

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