Virabhadrasana has profound mythology and history behind it. The name has been inspired by the creator of Yoga, Lord Shiva, Actually Vira means a Brave or Hero and Bhadra means Friend, but somehow in English translation meaning got lost. This asana has variation in three parts named as Virabhadrasana 1, 2 and 3.
Virabhadrasana Type 1
It is a position where a warrior is ready to protect, the upper body is erect, feet wide open and grounded, with both hand up to the sky and a gentle back band. With gentle breathing.
Virabhadrasana Type 2
During this Asana the warrior is calm and looking straight at the aim or goal, back foot grounded, front foot 90 degree bend, waist open towards the long side of mat, arms wide spread, ready to protect or attack. Breathing in belly gently
People with chronic illness, heart ailments, high blood pressure should not attempt this yoga posture.
Virabhadrasana Type 3
It is a dynamic standing posture which is well known for its stamina. Keeping your knee slightly bend can be helpful in creating a balance. The position of arms can vary in this asana like both in front, out to the sides, pointing the back or you can keep your palms together in front of you. The other leg is paralleled to the ground.