Warrior III or Virabhadrasana III is another one of those pesky yoga balancing postures that always seem to drive us crazy in class! The pose requires core strength, balance and most importantly good mental focus! If you lose focus in Warrior III, you're likely to stumble.
There are a variety of options for hand and arm placement in Warrior III, some yogis prefer to hold their arms forward, others prefer to reach the arms back along their sides, while some prefer to place the hands together at the chest which will provide a further balancing challenge.
It's important in this pose to focus the mind in order to keep balance! A great tip is to pick an object to focus on, as opposed to allowing the eyes to wonder the room. Improving your core strength will also help with attaining good balance with any posture.
There are several ways to transition in and out of Warrior III pose, most of which you would experience in any standard Vinyasa Flow class. Warrior III would be considered by most to be the most challenging pose of the three Warrior postures.
Virabhadrasana III offers a variety of benefits, some of which are listed below. Enjoy the pose!