For some of us, the strong Warrior poses are invigorating and empowering. For others, they’re demanding and require great effort. For many of us, they’re all of these.
The three Warrior poses are named after Virabhadra, the fierce warrior that’s a form of Lord Shiva. The story of Virabhadra goes like this:
Once upon a time, in the celestial realms, Lord Shiva and a young woman named Sati fell madly in love and wed. Sati’s father, King Daksha, didn’t approve of his daughter marrying a wild yogi like Lord Shiva.To show his disapproval, King Daksha through a lavish party, but didn’t invite Shiva and Sati. . When Sati heard about this, she begged Shiva to go to the party with her anyway. When Shiva refused she went alone.When she arrived her father jokingly announced that she must have come to her senses and left her husband. Sati was not amused and she defended Shiva. Once she realized her father would never understand, she announced: “Since you have given me this body I no longer wish to be associated with it!”