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What is Virasana ( Hero Yoga Pose )
- In this asana, you assume the pose of a seated warrior.
- Vira in Sanskrit means“hero” or “warrior.”
- Regular practice of this asana helps to develop your strength and endurance. The asana stretches the chest and increases your capacity for deep breathing.
Benefits of Virasana
- Eases stiffness in the shoulders,neck, hip joints, knees, and groin
- Alleviates arthritis of the elbows and fingers
- Relieves backache
- Reduces the pain of broken, deviated, or fused tailbones
- Corrects herniated discs
- Improves circulation in the feet
- Relieves calcaneal spurs
- Reduces inflammation in the blood vessels of the legs caused by standing for long periods
- alleviates pain or inflammation in the knees and tones knee cartilage
- relieves gout and rheumatic pain
- tones the hamstring muscles
- strengthens the arches of the feet, and relieves pain in the calves, ankles, and heels
- Injury of the ligaments of your knee avoid steps
- Heart Diseases
- If you experience cramps in the legs while practicing this asana, stretch your legs out in Dandasana
- avoid practicing this asana if you have a headache, migraine, or diarrhea.
How to do Virasana – Step by Step Instructions
- Kneel on the floor with your knees together.
- Spread your feet about 18 in (0.5 m) apart, with your soles facing the ceiling.
- INTERMEDIATES Adjust your ankles so that they stretch evenly from the arch to the toes and from the arch to the heels. Feel the energy flow smoothly in both directions.
- Lean forward and rest your palms on your shins.
- Lower your buttocks toward the floor.
- Make sure that the inner side of each calf touches the outer side of each thigh.
- Turn your calf muscles outward and ensure that you turn your thigh muscles inward.
- BEGINNERS If you cannot rest your buttocks on the floor, place one sole on top of the other and rest your buttocks on them.
- Separate your feet.