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One of the important asanas, Virasana is a strengthening pose for the body, mind and spirit. This sitting posture is suitable for meditation and is a balm for tired legs. It is an alternative to the Lotus posture for seated meditation. Virasana means 'warrior's posture.'

Virasana stretches the thighs, knees, and improves digestion and relieves gas, and reduces swelling of the legs during pregnancy. It is therapeutic for high blood pressure and asthma. It also helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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