March 16, 2013

Empower Yourself - Stand Strong

The standing pose Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II Pose) is standard practice in most yoga classes. But few yogis know the tale of its genesis. It stems from ancient Hindu lore and the tales of the famous figure Virabhadra, "blessed hero"—which is typically rendered into English as "warrior."

Warrior II is the stance of a strong warrior. It is an excellent way to stretch your groins and, even though both feet stay on the floor, improve your balance. You can also, to a lesser extent, strengthen your arms and open your chest. Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar points out in his book Light on Yoga that Vira II "tones the abdominals," and it's a nice way to strengthen your legs and make them shapely.

Above all, learning to stand strong in your standing poses empowers you to face whatever comes your way.


IN THIS ISSUE

Warrior II Pose

http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/495

Stand Strong

http://www.yogajournal.com/basics/2304


Newsletter Subscription Information

Sign Up For Daily Insight

Did a friend forward you this email? Sign up for your own free email newsletter by visiting http://www.yjnewsletters.com.


Change Your Current Email Address or Unsubscribe

Do not reply to this email to unsubscribe. You are currently subscribed as: `eMail`. Please visit Yoga Journal's Email Preferences Page to change your preferences or to unsubscribe.


Missing Issues?

Please add YogaJournal@YogaJournal.p0.com to your address book to prevent your email system from filtering our newsletters as spam.


Feedback

Please send comments about content or suggestions for how to improve this newsletter to suggestions@yogajournal.com.


Magazine Customer Service

For magazine subscription concerns such as back issues, address changes, and account status information, please visit our customer service department at http://www.yogajournal.com/magazine/customer_service.


Copyright © 2011 Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc,
an Active Interest Media company
300 Continental Boulevard, Suite 650, El Segundo, CA 90245




Yogajournal.com | Unsubscribe | Privacy Policy | Customer Service


If you are having trouble reading this email, please visit http://www.yogajournal.com/dailyinsight/yjnl_20130316.html.
Please add YogaJournal@YogaJournal.p0.com to your Email Address Book or Safe List to ensure the delivery of this newsletter to your inbox.