Virabhadrasana1: The Twist and the Backarch in the Standing Asana
In this session, we start with twists, rise up into urdhva dhanurasana, dip down into parsvottanasana, and then lift back up into virabhadrasana I.
Level – Experienced Beginner, Intermediate
Duration – 60min
This recording is part of the following Short Courses:
Tag words: 60mins arms back arches backbends legs parsvottanasana shoulder health shoulder stiffness shoulders standing asana twists urdhva mukha svanasana 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. In this session, we explore how twists and back arches make the standing richer.