Asana 2 VIRABHADRASANA II (Warrior Pose II)
This Asana helps enhance hip rotation and ankle, toe and thigh movement. It provides excellent stability, and tones arms, hips and lower body.
Place your legs two or four feet apart (depending on your limit). With your right foot turned 90 degrees and left foot 45 degrees.
Ground your foot – inhale, keep both hands in line. Lower your shoulders and keep palms facing down.
Turn head to the right. Exhale, bend right knee (align knee above ankle) and stretch left leg.
Open chest and stay grounded. Gaze forward and focus on even breathing.
Hold for 5 breaths. To come out, inhale and gradually come to standing position.
Benefits: Builds strength and tones thighs. Relieves fatigue and improves breathing.
Additional info: This asana should be performed both sides. Start from Right then to Left.