Each one of us who lives in a metropolitan city is a modern urban warrior.
We continue to explore here the qualities of such a modern urban warrior.
Part 2: Adjustment and Tolerance
The cities are getting more and more crowded and competitive. We meet many different people all the time. Despite all our differences, how can we all live together harmoniously and not get overly caught up in the daily grind? By understanding our differences so as to make adjustments and tolerate these differences.
Warrior 2 : Virabhadrasana 2
The Warrior 2 posture wonderfully demonstrates these qualities.
The arms are moving away from each other and yet we can remain in posture by focusing steadfastly into the future along the length of the front arm and without looking back. And breathing into and tolerating the burn in the biceps. The knee of the bent front leg keeps rolling in and out, constantly adjusting, so as to keep its stability over the heel-ankle.
The yogi is able to hold Warrior 2 for many minutes and it is this very same tolerance and adjustment that helps us deal with modern urban living.