In this age of selfies we are inundated with people doing “advanced” yoga postures. This is a picture of a younger Geeta Iyengar taken years before digital photography. She is doing Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), a “basic” standing pose. But she is doing it with mastery few could match. I will show different segments of her posture that show why this one of the best Virabhadrasana II photographs I have seen….
The first thing that comes to mind in her posture is how wide her stance is. It seems infinite.
Notice the outer edge of her foot is pressing down. That is keeping her from slipping on this oriental carpet. No sticky mat needed.
The knee is at a 90 degree angle and the femur bone appears parallel to the ground.
Despite the asymmetry of the legs in Virabhadrasana II (one straight leg, one bent knee…
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