‘Veera’ means a hero, a warrior. The practice of this asana increases appetite. Those who perform this asana develop the spirit of adventure, enthusiasm and bravery in them.
Technique of Veerasana:
- Sit on the floor. Keep the body erect and the eyes straight.
- Bend either of the legs at the knee and place the heel below the anus.
- Bend the other leg at the knee and place II on the thigh of the former leg.
- Extend the arms forward in line with the shoulders and put them on the head. Keep the bins, the neck and the head in a vertical straight line.
- Breathe slowly and normally.
- Hold this position for eight seconds and then assume the posture as in the original position.
- Then bend the other leg and perform this asana again.
- The performance of this asana should be repeated six times in a day.
Advantages of Veerasana:
- All the diseases which Padmasana cures can be cured also by practicing this asana. The benefits which Padmasana gives can be obtained from this asana also.
- Veerasana helps in breath-control. So this asana is practiced by the best singers of Indian classical music.
- This pose is suitable for Pranayama.