Reverse Warrior Pose

Viparita Virabhadrasana

Reverse Warrior Pose (also called Proud Warrior Pose, or Crescent Pose) is a standing backbending pose that stretches the front of the body, improves the flexibility of the spine, strengthens the legs and the core muscles. The Sanskrit name of the pose, Viparita Virabhadrasana, comes from viparita: 'inverted', virabhadra: 'warrior', and asana: 'posture'.