Warrior II – Virabhadrasana II
( Veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna)

Virabhadra= Warrior
Asana= Posture

How to do

– Front knee over front ankle
– Equal pressure on front and back foot
– Arms coming straight out from shoulders
– Shoulders back and down
– Tailbone pressing toward floor
– Gaze at front finger tips

Benefits

– Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles
– Stretches the groins, chest and lungs, shoulders
– Stimulates abdominal organs
– Increases stamina

Contraindications

– Recent or chronic injury to the ankles, knees, back or shoulder