Chair Yoga - Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II is the second in the series of Virabhadrasanas. 

This is a challenging position that stretches the inner thighs and groins. 

The first variation is to rest the buttock on the seat. 

The chair is utilized to support the front leg's buttock in this form. 

To utilize the right-hand chair, follow these steps: 

  • Place the chair in front of you, with the seat's front edge aligned with your right leg. 
  • Pull the chair into the area between your legs by turning your right leg out. 
  • Bend the right leg and support the right buttock with the chair seat. (As you bend the leg, you'll need to shift the chair to the right a little.) 
  • Maintain a good stretch in the left leg. 
  • Hold the backrest and use your arms to turn and elevate your chest from right to left. 
  • The chair relieves the pressure on the right leg. 
  • This allows you to stay in the pose with minimal effort and focus on the subtleties, such as lengthening the left leg and moving it backwards; rolling the right knee out and bending it to 90 degrees; generating breadth in the pelvis; elevating the lower abdomen; and shifting the chest from right to left. 
  • The seat should be positioned between the two thighs to assist widen the legs and open the groins.
  • Place a folded blanket or a foam block on the seat if the chair is lower than the bottom of your knee. The chair can also be positioned behind the desk. 
  • This aids in the rolling back of the shoulders. 

Foot on the inverted chair (variation 2) 

  • The front leg's foot is elevated and placed on the sloped surface of the inverted chair in this variant. 
  • In Utthita Trikonasana, the instructions on how to use the chair and the consequences of this modification are described.

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