News release about safe yoga practice throughout the world.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Yoga: Three reasons you should not do Yoga Posture - Warrior III

The Warrior III – (Virabhadrasana III)

The Warrior III posture tones and invigorates the whole body.

The Warrior III is a posture that combines strength, balance and focus. It also brings harmony, poise and power. Once in the posture, the body extends flat, perpendicular to the standing leg and parallel to the floor. The balance of the Warrior III comes from the strength of the standing leg and it is important to trust the power of that leg to take your weight.

To keep the balance of this posture the brain has to be attentive and the mind alert.

The Warrior III posture strengthens the arms, shoulders, hips, ankles, and the muscles of the back. It also stretches the hamstrings and the outer thighs making the legs strong and toned.

The Warrior III posture improves core awareness, balance, posture, concentration and memory, and it helps to develop nervous coordination. The pose brings harmony and a sense of equilibrium, quieting the mind and reducing anxiety.

It stimulates the heart and digestive system. It increases energy and relieves stress.

This posture helps to remove sciatic, arthritic and rheumatic pain, and it corrects drooping shoulders and hunchback. It expands the chest, lungs and shoulders.

The Warrior III posture has tremendous benefits to a practitioner. However, in some health conditions this posture is not recommended.

Three important reasons not to do the Warrior III posture:

1) In case of recent or chronic lower back injuries avoid practicing this posture.

2) If you have High blood pressure do not do this posture.

3) In case of any problem with your foot, ankle or hip do not attempt this posture.

Note: Do not let your body, head or hip to rotate.

Caution: Always check with your doctor if you have any doubts or concerns regarding the suitability of this posture for you. It is best to perform this yoga posture in presence of a qualified yoga teacher.

Issued in the interest of people practicing Hatha Yoga by Subodh Gupta, Yoga Expert based in London.

Mr.Subodh Gupta, a Corporate Yoga Trainer has conducted more than 500 workshops on Yoga and Stress Management. He has been interviewed by various TV channels in India and London.

For reaching to Subodh Gupta Yoga website and for Subodh Gupta Corporate yoga webpage