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Virabhadrasana: The Legend Behind the Warrior Poses

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, In : yoga 
Yoga is, on the surface, deceptively simple. One simply breathes, her body into a pose and holds it. But as one delves deeper into the layers of the knowledge and wisdom that make up the poses we hold, breathe through and release, one discovers rich symbolism in every movement.

In almost every yoga class, I teach, we do Virabhadrasana, or the Warrior Pose (I, II, and sometimes III). I have always been drawn to these poses, feeling that they have a unique power to heal and strengthen the spirit...
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Living Life of Adventure, One Breath at a Time


Paige Deiner My life is a wild carpet ride full of unique experiences and one of a kind adventures. I sometimes find myself holding onto the tassels, rather than sitting squarely in the middle of my "magic carpet" - but so far I haven't fallen off and I'm loving the ride. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Alliance 200 yoga instructor. I have been a Reiki Master for 8 years, and have meditated since childhood. My daughter thinks I'm a hippie, I think I am a very organized dreamer. The truth may be somewhere in the middle. I would probably be a vegetarian but I fear mutiny... But I do try my best to practice what I preach. I yoga everyday and meditate nightly. I am lucky enough to have a fantastic Reiki partner so I receive some universal wisdom each Tuesday. And I am an avid, nerdy reader. I clean to books on tape, and usually read about two non-fiction and one fiction book a week.