Why is the Warrior I pose called Virabhadrasana I?
The Warrior pose was created by the Hindu God Shiva to avenge his wife’s death. They say the demon, also known as Virabhadra, rose up from the ground with a sword raised up over head striking the very first Warrior I Pose.
Using Virabhadrasana I can help increase your self-esteem, self-discipline, personal power, and self-confidence. This pose opens up the Third Chakra also known as the SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA.
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA which is the color yellow is located directly under the sternum has to do with personal power and helps with boundaries. There are energy draining entities out there ready to suck our energy leaving us feeling depleted. Placing your hand over this center can help protect against this happening.
Lessons in this Chakra are related to:
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENCE
So many children and adolescence are bullied in school or in their neighborhoods. A child being bullied is a perfect example of someone robbed of their personal power with low self-esteem and a low sense of self-worth being the result. Children and adolescence who lack personal power are often too scared to stand up for themselves.
Many adults feel a lack of personal power as well. They often walk around feeling badly about themselves and have no sense of self-worth or self-confidence.
In order to help you increase your self-worth, self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-esteem, I have listed 10 steps to help you use the Warrior I pose to accomplish these goals. Practicing this pose will help you restore a healthy sense of personal power within yourself.
TEN STEPS IN HEALING YOUR POWER CENTER
Stand at the front of your mat with your feet hip width apart and your weight evenly distributed between them, your spine erect, and your arms at your sides.
Spread your legs three to four feet apart so that you are standing in a straddle pose with your hands at your thighs.
Turn your feet to the right so that the right foot turns to face directly toward the right side of the mat and the left foot turns 45 degrees toward the right side of mat.
Rotate your torso to the right, and try to square your hips toward the right side.
Bend your right knee at a 90 degree angle so your shin is perpendicular to the ground and centered over your foot.
With your palms together, reach your arms up, lifting your ribcage up from your pelvis as you lengthen your lower back. Keep your shoulder relaxed.
Look up at your thumbs or straight forward.
Hold the pose for 30 seconds or so as you breath deeply and smoothly, keeping your torso and hips turned facing the right leg.
Release the pose by pressing your left heel into the mat and straightening your right knee, then rotate your torso back to the center and drop your arms.
Repeat pose on left side, holding it for the same amount of time.
Warrior I is such a powerful pose. It helps in HEALING, CLEARING, and BALANCING your personal power center bringing an increase in self-esteem, self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-worth.