Virasana Posture

The word “vira” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “hero” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Sit in vajrasana.
  • Keep your knees together, slowly slide your feet apart keeping them hip width apart.
  • Your toes pointing the wall behind and buttocks on the floor between your feet.
  • Keep your spine straight, pull your shoulders slightly behind.
  • Keep your palms on your thighs.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now get your palms beside your body, sit on your heels and relax in vajrasansa.

Benefits:

  • It helps in stretching thighs, knees, ankles and feet.
  • It helps in relieving leg pains.
  • It helps in improving digestion.
  • It helps in curing flatulence and bloating.
  • It helps in alleviating hypertension and asthma.

Contra-Indications:

Ankle injuries, Knee injuries, Osteoarthritis of knees.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert