Exercise of the Day: Virabhadrasana 2

Today’s exercise is a yoga pose called Virabhadrasana II, or Warrior II:

Denise demonstrating Virabhadrasana II, or Warrior II

Warrior II is the ultimate confidence-builder. And in addition to making you feel that you can take on the world (as if you needed any other reasons to try this pose!), practicing it will help strengthen your arms, core, and pelvic floor. Yogis believe that it balances the root chakra.

Massage is a physical profession, and RMTs need to stay active to be at the top of their game. A good therapist will also be well-versed in exercises that will benefit their clients. At Vicars, students spend a lot of time on remedial exercise, and our “remex” sessions incorporate exercises and stretches from many sports and athletic traditions. Practice along with us!

Each exercise is demonstrated by Denise Currie. In addition to being an RMT (and our Director!), Denise is a personal fitness trainer and highly regarded yoga practitioner who regularly trains other teachers.

Robin Collum
Author: Robin Collum