Yogasana – Veerabadrasana
The Veerabhadrasana I is a great pose for those of you who have had a hectic day at work and just need to relax your body and mind. While in this pose you are strengthening your legs, your are opening your chest and shoulders, movements which we usually don’t do throughout our day, but they are necessary for a good posture and peaceful mind. The effects out of Veerabhadrasana I is tremendous, it strengthens the muscles of your knees and feet, it stretches your shoulders and spine, and it improves your focus.
How to Perform:
step 1:Stay in sama sthithi, standing position.
step 2:Bending your another leg, Stretch one of your leg back.
step 3:keeping the feet of the stretched leg verticle to the other leg and twist your body so that if faces front.
step 4:Stay in position and raise your both hands to a namaskara sthithi, and bend slightly backwards.
step 5:stay in pose for about 10-20 seconds.
step 6:Slowly return to sama sthithi ,in a reverse order, practice with another leg.
It is adviced that those with High blood pressure, heart problems should avoid this asana. Students with shoulder problems should keep their raised arms parallel (or slightly wider than parallel) to each other.Students with neck problems should keep their head in a neutral position and not look up at the hands.