The Benefits of Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

For beginners, Warrior II is a great pose for stretching the back and legs when they are tight due to being new to yoga. This pose prepares the practitioner to do the advanced forward bends.

Physical Benefits

  • Stretches your hips, groins and shoulders
  • Opens your chest and lungs
  • Energizes tired limbs
  • Stimulates your abdominal organs
  • Develops balance and stability
  • Improves circulation and respiration


Facilitates healing of carpal tunnel syndrome, infertility, sciatica, osteoporosis and flattened feet.

Emotional Benefits

  • Builds stamina and concentration

Virabhadrasana has also been found effective in removing the backache involved in the pregnancy period.


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