Pronunciation: Vīrabhadrāsana III (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna)
Warrior III is the most advanced and most difficult of the 3 warrior poses. The body is balanced on one leg, which is held straight with the foot flat on the ground. The other leg is extended backwards and held parallel to the ground. The torso is balanced forward, also held parallel to the ground. Both arms are extended forward as well, making a straight line from the fingers through the arms, back, and leg. We use the poses to increase our strength, endurance, and patience.
The benefits of Warrior III: Strengthening the abdomen, improving posture, increasing stamina and balance, toning the muscles of the legs.