From Sanskrit language “baddha” ,”vira” ,”bhadra” means “bound”, “hero”, “friend” posture, which brings abundance, joy, wellness, creativity and sexuality. The symbolism of this pose named for a fierce warrior in Hindu mythology, Virabhadra. His power inspires this series of poses, but baddha virabhadrasana also has a humbling side.
Beth Moore Quote: “When the stakes are high, bow down low.”
Sri Chinmoy: “Surrender is a journey from outer turmoil to the inner peace”
Its powerful fundamental yoga pose. Simplicity of pose allows for all levels students to discover stamina and concentration. This pose like mostly yoga poses, has many benefits: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Firstly, it teaches to involve and energize whole body and mind. Secondly it stretches and strengthens the leg muscles, knees, ankles, shoulders, back and arms. Thirdly it contracts abs, stimulates abdominal organs, improves breathing capacity, opens lungs and chest. Fourthly it stretches groins, as it is deep hip and shoulder opener. It requires lot of strength and stability. When you are comfortable to do this pose, unlike the other warriors this pose allows you to draw focus inwards and unconsciously fosters you for acceptance, as a result of this, you may experience floating sensation. But you may not be getting all its benefits if there is an issue with alignment and technique. If any queries, questions or suggestion please come back to me
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