Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Virabhadrasana – II (Warrior – II Pose)

  • This is warrior 2.
  • Start in Tadasana.
  • Step your feet three and a half to four feet apart on an exhale.
  • Inhale and turn your right foot out 90 degrees.
  • Turn your left foot inwards slightly so it is pointing in the direction of the right foot.
  • Now exhale and press down until your right thigh is parallel to the ground, while your back knee is straight.
  • Turn your torso so that your right hip is pointing forwards towards your right leg and your left hip is pointing in the direction of the back leg.
  • On an inhale, raise your arms and reach out strongly to the sides, pointing the right arm in forward and the left arm behind.
  • Keep your neck straight but relaxed.
  • Stay here breathing easily for thirty seconds.
  • Then slowly release the pose and come back to Tadasana.
  • Repeat the pose on the other side.


  • Knee concerns
  • Neck concerns


  • Opens and strengthens the shoulder joints.
  • Through this pose the
  • leg muscles become shapely and stronger.
  • It relieves cramp in the
  • calf and thigh muscles, brings elasticity to the leg and back muscles and also tones the abdominal organs.

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