Virabhadrasana is one of many fundamental yoga postures that is practiced in every Ashtanga and Vinyasa class at Detroit Yoga.
Over time, working to have a 90 degree angle at the front knee as pictured here. And during this process becoming more comfortable with discomfort, as the stretching/opening of the hips can be a challenging process.
Why bother? One good reason is that more than 300,000 adults 65 and older, in which 80% are women, are hospitalized every year with hip fractures. Keeping the legs strong and the hips mobile with yoga postures like Virabhadrasana will decrease the chances of this happening to you.
In addition to keeping the body strong and mobile, also enhancing the mental fortitude mentioned above, and becoming more comfortable with discomfort. Being able to pause and explore difficult sensations that one might of ran away from earlier in life and thereby developing the skill of being able to choose a response instead of automatically reacting.
These are some very practical reasons to practice Yogasana and by themselves, reason enough. However, the practice will undoubtedly bear more fruit than just this. To delve deeper click on the link below to schedule your first class.
Jason D Schramm