Reverse Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

A Kapha-Pacifying Yoga Pose

reverse warrior pose

From Warrior II, with right foot forward, exhale as you drop your left hand to the back of your left thigh or calf. Reach your right arm overhead and extend it alongside your right ear with palm facing down. Continue to lunge into the right leg, keeping your right knee directly in line with your right ankle. Breathe into your side body. Repeat on the other side.

Kapha Focus:

Gaze up and fully fill the lungs with your breath. Feel the ribs expand with each inhalation.


Develops strength in the legs, stretches the intercostal muscles, encourages deeper breathing, and builds heat.