āsana lab: vīrabhadrāsana II (warrior II)
Warrior II is a standing posture that requires a certain degree of muscular strength and flexibility, as well as joint mobility in the pelvis, legs and feet, to create a steady and fundamental support in the lower body, while bringing a sense of ease and freedom to the upper body. Seeing as the lower body serves as the foundation for this posture, it is crucial that we pay attention to the symbiotic relationship between the three major weight-bearing joints involved – i.e., the hip joint (where the thighbone meets the hip socket), the knee joint and the ankle joint.
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