Monday, June 23, 2014

Three Warriors

Yoga is challenging, always. From the first time you step on the mat until the last time you ever step on the mat there is always something new to learn in yoga. Some of the poses that people find most challenging are the balancing poses. One of those poses is Warrior Three or Virabhadrasana III in Sanskrit.

Some of the benefits of Warrior Three are stronger back, legs, shoulders, and arms. The hamstrings and thighs are also stretched when you extend in the pose. Your chest expands allowing your lungs to bring in more oxygen. The increased oxygen levels will also help to improve memory and concentration. Another key benefit of practicing Warrior Three on a regular bases is increased core awareness, improved balance and coordination. 

As all yoga poses do, Warrior Three also quiets your mind, calming the nervous system as you take deep long in hales and exhales. The long inhales and exhales allow you to maximize the stretch when in the pose and help to stimulate your abdominal organs aiding in better digestion. So enough reading do some yoga, get out there and Warrior up this week!