Analytics: Reverse Warrior
Sanskrit, Viparita Virabhadrasana
- Improves spinal & hip flexion
-Strengthens leg muscles
- Helps to lower BP
- Helps alleviate back pain
-Activates heart and throat chakras
- 3rd trimester pregnancy
- Hip, back, neck, knee or ankle injury
-Narrow stance by bringing feet closer together.
-Bring a knee down to floor for a low reverse warrior.
Steps; From Warrior II, left foot forward
- Both feet on mat, wide stance, front foot 90 degrees facing forward, back foot 45 degrees.
- Heels aligned or line with front heel to arc of back foot.
- Front knee over front ankle
- Legs and pelvis stable
- Slight rib rotation, Heart open
- Spinal extension, crown loop
- From the heart chakra up and out extended fingers
- Extend crown (Crown loop) lifting crown to sky
- Bring Right arm to the back of Right (Back) leg
- Allow for some lateral spinal flexion
- Extend the left arm arching up over head
- Allow for some spinal rotation, open & lift the heart
- Pelvis and feet stable
Engage Bandhas, Breath
Coming Out of the Pose
Release arms to rest on sides, bring feet together to standing position.