Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana A&B --> Fierce Pose and Warrior pose A&B

Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana A&B Health Benefits


Literally translated it is "Fierce Pose", but it is more well known as "Chair Pose". The posture is called Chair pose because it is just like sitting in an imaginary chair. You need to balance yourself without the use of chair.  This pose enables the strength in your body and it helps in stimulation of your heart and diaphragm. By practicing this posture you will improve all the standing postures as you will get more stability and strength, especially in your legs. 

  • Strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine
  • Stretches shoulders and chest
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart
  • It can also improve flat feet

Virabhadrasana A&B

There are three warrior poses all together in yoga, but in Ashtanga primary series you practice only Warrior A and B. The posture Virabhadrasana is named after Veerabhadra, a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.  
Warrior A and B both strengthen arms, shoulders, thighs and back muscles.  This posture is one of the most graceful yoga postures and it adds grace to one's yoga practice. 

  • Strengthens your shoulders, arms, legs, ankles and back
  • Opens your hips, chest and lungs
  • Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves, and ankles
  • Improves focus, balance and stability
  • Encourages good circulation and respiration
  • Energises the entire body
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • It is beneficial for those with desk-bound jobs
  • Extremely beneficial in case of frozen shoulders
  • Releases stress in the shoulders very effectively in a short span of time
  • Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles
  • Stretches the groins, chest and lungs, shoulders
  • It is therapeutic for flat feel and osteoporosis