The Origin and Benefits of Virabhadrasana


The term ‘Yoga’ itself is a Sanskrit word. This means in that language the way to meet the Almighty. Therefore, the sages from ancient India are said to have gained their desired salvation through this procedure. That is the reason why; most of the poses and postures are originally named in the Sanskrit language. Virabhadrasana is one of the common practices of the Yoga postures about which we are going to discuss here.

The origin of this posture

Behind each yoga posture, there are some reasons for the benefit and also a history or mythology that strengthens its intention in the long run. Here is a mythological story behind this posture. It is believed that in the epic age in India there is a King named Daksha, who was also the son of Bramha, the creator of the Universe. He had several daughters and Sati was one of them. Sati got married to the oldest god Lord Shiva with any consent from her father.

However, King Daksha called for a religious ceremony in his region and Sati went there without an invitation. There she got humiliated and sacrificed her life in the pyre. After this incident, Lord Shiva got enraged and threw a piece of this lock from the frontal hair on the ground and Virbhadra was created from this. He was given the responsibilities to lead an army against King Daksha. Thus, the Virabhadrasana is said to be the warrior pose for its practitioners.

About the posture

This posture has some similarities with the mountain pose. From the mountain pose, the left leg has to spread towards back in the 450 angles where the right leg on the front. The entire load will be set on the flat front toe of the right leg. Now, both the hands have to lift upwards along the side of both the ears. After taking this postures one has to stay for 5-15 breaths.

Benefits of this posture

  • Virabhadrasana is good for the chest, shoulders and the lungs.
  • It strengthens the back muscles and arms
  • It stretches the muscles of the thighs and the back portions of the legs.

Yoga is an idea of not only staying fit but it also makes you feel calm, and relax your inner soul. Learning correct postures is very crucial and this can be carried by the perfect trainer.