Warrior III enhances stability and balance throughout the entire body and strengthens muscles throughout your core, arms, back and legs. This pose strengthens and awakens the back muscles, shoulders, hamstrings and calves. Warrior III improves concentration, balance and posture. This challenges you to focus, connect and concentrate on your posture and breathing while still staying calm and in the moment.

Warrior III, also called “Virabhadrasana III” in Sanskrit is an intermediate balancing yoga pose. This pose is named after the mythological Hindu warrior Virabhadra who is a powerful incarnation of the god Shiva who has a thousand heads, 1 thousand arms and 1 thousand flaming eyes.