I want to start this week off with a challenge so today's post is all about Warrior III, or Virabhadrasana III in Sanskrit. Now this is one beast of a pose. Just holding this pose (asana) is a great workout for your legs, abs, shoulders, and even arms if you engage them enough. Being a part of the Warrior family, it's no wonder that Virabhadrasana III is a whole body challenge.
How to Get There
How does this help our legs? Beyond strengthening shoulders and the muscles in your back and core, Warrior III will improve your balance and posture, both of which are dependent on your legs. This pose strengthens ankles, calves, and thighs, and when done correctly, it really works the outer thighs and "saddle bags" area :)
Here are some examples of what it looks like when your alignment may be slightly wonky:
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