Health Benefits Of Virasana

Hero pose or virasana increases the flexibility of the legs by stretching the knees, ankles, thighs and feet. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word vira which stands for hero or warrior. If you cannot sit on the floor, use a prop like a blanket or a stool.

Take care not to strain your knees during the exercise. Avoid this pose if you have injured your knee or ankle. If the top of the feet hurt during the pose or.

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.if you experience any strain in the knees, keep a blanket or towel under your feete To stretch the upper body will reduce stiffness in the neck and shoulders and opening the chest, thereby enabling you to take deep breathsh

How it is to be done - Sitting

Suitable for - Everybody

Steps - Actual procedure for that asana

1 Kneel down on the floor with knees hip width apart and the thighs parallele

2 Shift you're a little more than hip width with their top flat on the flooro

3 Lean forward and turn the fleshy part of the calves outward with your handsd

4 Exhale when you sit on the floor between the feete If you experience any discomfort or cannot sit on the floor properly, sit on a propo

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Position your hands on the top of the thighs close to your knees and palms facing downw

6 Relax your shoulders and upper body, with spine straight and talll

7 Point the crown of the head to the ceiling and look straight aheada Think of yourself as a warrior who sits tall and proudu

8 Remain in this pose from 30 seconds upto a minutet Shake your legs to relieve the knees, ankles and feete

Benefits to body parts - Stretches top of thighs, knees, ankles and feete

Other benefits - Helps meditation and breathing practicese

Precautions - Avoid for injury to knees or anklese

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