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Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3) & Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Splits) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: VirabhadrasanaIII (Warrior 3), and related poses such as Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Splits)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Virabhadrasana III

veer-ah-buh-DRAHS-ahna

“Virabhadra” = name of a warrior hero

In Bikram Hot Yoga, called Balancing Stick Pose: Tuladandasana

Heart of Pose

  • Standing Balance

Note

Do you know how the Warrior poses got their numbers of I, II & III? “They are traditionally known as 1, 2, and 3 not because of sequence, but because there are that many limbs extended. How does the joining or releasing of the hands affect your breathing? Your sense of strength? What thoughts or feelings arise in you as you hold each pose?” – Zo Newell, Downward Dogs and Warriors 2007 p 18  link

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