Effects and Benefits
Physical – Over time Virabhadrasana II can be excellent pose for strengthening the back, legs, thighs and arms. The pose is very safe, even for people with lower back issues. It helps people with back issues build and strengthen the muscles in the back without risks.
This posture also opens the hips and can help to strengthen the knees.
Spiritual – the spiritual benefits of this posture are much like the first Virabhadrasana, however this second posture, with arms floating parallel above the floor, gives rise to a feeling of equilibrium. Both arms are extended, yet the body is neither reaching forward or back. Everything is brought into a center of balance and equilibrium.