Yoga pose of the week: hero pose

This week’s yoga pose is hero pose, or virasana. It’s absolutely perfect for meditation, especially at Hebron Falls in western NC where I am in the picture below : )

What does it work?

knees, hips, upper back


– Improves posture & circulation

– Loosens hips, knees, and thighs

– Strengthens arches of the feet

– Helps with digestion

– Great position for extended meditation


– Place a towel under your ankles if it is too painful to sit on them.

– Feel free to put your hands in prayer position at heart’s center or above your head.


Do you all like hero pose? Do you use it for meditation?


Source: Yoga Journal




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