Veerasana (Hero Pose) steps, benefits, and precautions

Jagdish Tandia

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Veerasana (Hero Pose) steps

Veerasana is named after the word “Veer” which means brave. This asana is one of the asanas of meditation, so it should usually be done in the morning. In this article, we have been told about the method of Veerasana and the benefits from it. Along with this, it has also been told what precautions to take while doing the posture. A video has also been shared at the end of the article.

Before doing Veerasana, you must do this posture:

  • Balasana or Child’s Pose
  • Baddha Konasana or Bound Angle Pose
  • Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana or Three-Limbed Forward Bend

Take these precautions

  • If you have any kind of heart problem, do not take Viraasan.
  • Do not do this asana if you have an injury to your knee or ankle.

After doing Veerasana, you can do this asana:

  • Padmasana or Lotus Pose
  • Bakasana or Crane Pose

How to do Yoga Veerasana

  1. Sit on your knees on the floor. Make sure your knees are just below your hips. Rest your hands on your knees.
  2. Bring your knees closer, which will automatically increase the gap between your legs. This difference should be more than the width of your hips.
  3. Next, firmly press the tops of your feet towards the floor.
  4. Slowly bring your hips downward, as if you are going to sit on the mat. Remove your calves by turning. Note that your hips stay right in the middle of the ankles.
  5. Pay special attention to this that if there is any problem in the knees while sitting on Veerasana, then stop practicing it immediately.
  6. Allow the fingers of your feet to come out. While your ankles should be in such a position as if they are protecting the knees.
  7. Pull the navel inward. While pulling your spine try to tilt the head backward.
  8. Practice Veerasana for 30 seconds. After this slowly become normal. Once you become proficient in the practice of this asana, after that you can practice this asana for meditation.

Benefits of Veerasan

  • This asana also gives good stretching to the ankles, thighs, and knees.
  • The feet also make the feet very strong with this asana.
  • The practice of Veerasana can provide relief to indigestion and gas problems.
  • After fatigue, doing Veerasana increases blood circulation in the feet and provides relief.
  • Veerasana also helps improve your posture.
  • Veerasan is also effective in high blood pressure, asthma, and flat foot problems.