Virabhadrasana I – Firmness and Confidence in the Legs to Proceed Further
Meant for a beginner level student who has attempted this virabhadrasana I a few times, and is ready to look at the moving parts of this layered position. In this session, we address the lower body: the hips, the legs, the alignment of the stance, the balance
Level – Beginner, Experienced Beginner
Duration – 40min
Props needed - a yoga strap, blocks (optional), access to a wall, a stack of firm, folded blankets
This recording is part of the Short CourseDeep Dive - Virabhadrasana I (Short Course, Level - Experienced Beginner)
Tag words: 40mins arms hips legs parsvottanasana shoulders standing asanas vimanasana virabhadrasana I
Virabhadrasana I is a foundational standing asana. When its first taught, it strengthens the legs, and extends the arms and shoulders.
When we re-visit virabhadrasana I later in our learning path, we can realise that it has embedded in it elements of twisting action, back arching, and even forward extension. This is a short session that includes a preparatory sequence for Virabhadrasana I, touching upon the forward and backward extension, and the twisting component, preparing the arms, and the legs. Instead of trying to achieve a perfect position, this session demonstrates steps that will give firmness and confidence in the position.