Breathing Yoga: Virasana


Breathing Yoga: Virasana

The pose called Virasana has many applications. It is a spiritual pose that can be modified to various other postures depending on the level of difficulty. Another important aspect of this pose is its roots in Hinduism and Buddhism. From the three main schools of thought, three variations of the pose were included in its teaching.

The center of the yoga practice is the pragmatic center known as the sacral chakra, a very important part of the body with its root located at the base of the spine. The sacral chakra is the seat of the voice, emotions, creative ability and intuition. Therefore, Virasana puts the practitioner in a position where the voice is at its maximum level of quality and this, in turn, results in the enhancement of the intellect.

Breathing Yoga: Virasana
Breathing Yoga: Virasana

How To Practice Breathing Yoga? Virasana

In practicing this pose, the breath control should be of two types: hyperventilation which may cause a loss of inspiration and deep inhalation which releases a lot of air because of the expansion of the abdomen. The latter also enables deeper breathing, through toning of the muscles. Breathing in this posture is also done in an eccentrically or diaphragmatically oriented way.

The exercise position for this posture is a full stretch, which should be maintained as much as possible. Standing upright, the practitioner should arch the lower back as much as possible and bend forward. The forehead should not be touched on the floor and the arms should not be extended.

Once the position is established, the teacher’s instruction should be followed closely to get the best results. It is recommended that the stomach should be relaxed, though the space between the navel and the knee is a popular place for the instructor to position the hands. When a teacher makes his or her instruction clear, it automatically makes it possible for the student to reach the right opening.

The posture of Virasana is not just for the eyes but also for the spine. To begin, the eyes are turned inward to look directly at the spine. The main part of the spine should be the focus as well as the head and the lower part of the torso. The eyes should not stray from the spine even during sitting or walking.

Breathing Yoga: Virasana
Breathing Yoga: Virasana

Knowing More About The Virasana

The base of the neck is also known as the most muscular and strongest vertebral column in the human body. Because of this, it should be maintained in a relatively straight posture. Instead of putting pressure on the shoulders or back.

Starting with the hands at the wrists, move the wrists toward the ears and then to the heart, slowly rotating the upper body to the left. Stay mindful of breathing in and out while the torso is rotated. It is advisable to breathe through the nose.

Breathing in this pose is not just about in and out and simple poses. The body must be in perfect alignment, including the neck and shoulders. It is important to use proper breathing techniques to keep the body stable.

Beginners must be careful when using the in-and-out breath. It should not be forced on a conscious person but should be easily learned by using the breath control needed for the physical poses of this pose.

After a while, the proper breathing technique will come with experience. The posture is very versatile and can be practiced by beginners with ease. But as the student progresses, proper breathing and understanding of the body and its movement will be important aspects of learning and mastering this pose.

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