Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2)

Virabhadrasana II
Virabhadrasana II
Exalted Warrior
Exalted Warrior


Virabhadrasana II


Virabhadra = name of a warrior hero

Warrior 2 Pose

Heart of Pose

  • Standing Pose
  • Strengthening, Opening and Building Stamina


  • Warrior 2 Pose is an excellent pose for beginners (as well as experienced practitioners).
  • As a Standing Pose, it has the associated benefits and uses, with particular benefits in warming up hips.
  • Do you know how the Warrior poses got their numbers of I, II & III? “They are traditionally known as 1, 2, and 3 not because of sequence, but because there are that many limbs extended. How does the joining or releasing of the hands affect your breathing? Your sense of strength? What thoughts or feelings arise in you as you hold each pose?” – Zo Newell, Downward Dogs & Warriors 2007 p 18

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