The Benefits of Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)

Warrior III is an intermediate balancing pose in yoga. This dynamic standing posture creates stability throughout your entire body by integrating all of the muscles throughout your core, arms, and legs.

Beginner's Tip

When you straighten the front knee by pushing the head of the thighbone back, imagine that the same-leg calf is resisting forward against the shin. These two opposing movements prevent the knee from locking or hyperextending and further stabilize the position.

Physical Benefits

  • Strengthens the ankles and legs
  • Strengthens the shoulders and muscles of the back
  • Tones the abdomen

Emotional Benefits

  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Encourages better posture and better
  • Invigorates and energizes
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