Virabhadrasana III (veer-ah-bah-DRASH-anna) - Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior
Corbin Stacy, known for his high-energy and fun classes, in Warrior III, June's pose of the month. Corbin has been teaching since 2011, is a JetBlue In-Flight Service Career Professional, a lululemon athletica Ambassador and the founder and President of NamaStacy Yoga Corporation, a non-profit organization dedicated to help others receive certifications and training in the yoga of their choice. He teaches 'Fierce Fusion Fridays' every Friday at 4:30 at our South studio. You can also catch his NamaStacy Yoga Corporation fundraising events in our local community.
From high lunge position, exhale and press the head of the right thighbone back and press the heel actively into the floor while straightening the front leg and the lifting the back leg. Don't allow the torso to swing forward as you move into position; instead, as you straighten the front knee, press the head of the thighbone back. This centers the femur in the hip joint, grounds the heel into the floor, and stabilizes the position.
The arms, torso, and raised leg should are parallel to the floor. Square the hips so that they are parallel also to the floor. Energetically press the foot, extend it strongly toward the wall behind you and reach just as actively in the opposite direction with the finger tips. Lift your head up and look slightly forward without compressing the back of your neck. To exit the pose, release the leg to a high lunge, take your hands to frame the front foot and step the back foot forward. Slowly come up to standing.