Virasana

Vira: Hero (veer-AH-sun-ah)

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RELATED ASANAS

Krounchasana - Triang Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana - Balasana

ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT

Key Actions: Knees Bent - Heels frame hips - Spinal Extension - Mula Bandha - Uddiyana Bandha

Apana: Hips and legs anchor into the ground, shoulders draw onto back.

Samana: Draw into the core with the activation of Uddiyana Bandha.

Prana: From the hips, feel slight cobra action thought the upper spine.

Vyana: Lengthen and rise through the side waists and spine.

Udana: Crown rises upward toward the sky.

COMMON MISALIGNMENTS

- Dropping hips to the ground with no adductor activation
- No activation of core to lengthen spine
- Rounding upper spine

ASANA NOTES AND BENEFITS

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FOUNDATION ANATOMY

HA/Solar - Contract - Hamstrings, Iliopsoas, Adductors, Lower Trapezius, Rhomboids, Erector Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum

THA/Lunar - Lengthen - Quadriceps, Tibilas