Virabhadrasana D (Warrior Posture D)

Virabhadrasana D

Virabhadrasana D (Vīrabhadrāsana) = Warrior Posture D

Stand with the feet wide apart and the hands on the hips.

(You can also move into this posture from Virabhadrasana C)

Turn the right foot out to the side and then come on to the balls of the left foot toes.

Bend the right knee over the ankle. The hips should be facing the bended leg.

Inhale and stretch the arms up above the head, hands together or shoulder distance apart if the former causes strain. Keep the legs strong and the feet firm.

Relax the shoulders and gaze up towards the thumbs (or between the hands).

Dip the chin if there is any strain on the neck and just use the eyes to look up.

Hold for three to five breaths.

Repeat on the other side.