Virabhadrasana II or Warrior II posture is a classic standing posture that builds strength, stamina and fierceness. Imagine Arjuna standing on the battlefield in the Bhagavad Gita, being asked by Krishna to enter into a war in which he will face his own family and beloved teacher. When faced with adversities in our own lives, use the practice of Warrior II to feel the feet and legs balanced and strong. Create the ability to stand up for yourself in the face of difficulty with the fierce aliveness of this pose. You are here, you are strong, you are able!
I begin teaching public classes in Durham, North Carolina this week and the blog will follow my Classic Hatha Series. For the remainder of October and November, we will focus on standing postures. This week we open the legs to create a strong foundation for the standing work.
I attend Cheryl's class regularly and feel that my practice has improved immensely over the past few years due to her expert coaching. Her teaching style is clear and compassionate and her previous experience in teaching adults is evident in her organized approach and easy to understand instructions. I also appreciate that Cheryl not only teaches us about how to correctly position ourselves, but also touches on many aspects of yoga philosophy, which in turn has deepened my personal practice and heightened my awareness of the connection between mind and body, breath and relaxation.