Transformation with Virasana, Hero’s Pose

Bad Knees run in my family.

We tend to avoid what’s hard….and I’ve gotta admit, I rarely taught or practiced this pose up until 2 years ago.

This is a new-ish posture for me.

I’ve been practicing yoga for 18 years.

We store fear in our quads. Hero’s pose is a HUGE quad & hip flexor stretch.

During our 1st Yoga teacher training (4 years ago), at Keller Yoga, we were teaching proper form. When we got to Hero’s, I decided to try.

I immediately had a panic attack and ended up in child’s pose sobbing. In that moment, the tightness in my muscles made my mind scream!


Although I know genes can be turned on and off, I didn’t realize I had subconsciously assumed this was out of my reach due to my family history.

I believed the voices in my head


Fast Forward


In my 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training, we were assigned a specific practice that included this pose. I could only hold it for a breath or two.

I’ll never forget the first time I decided to lean back….

I heard a voice in my mind caution me…but then another voice said, “You’ve got this. You’re not going to break.”

That day, I chose to ignore the voice of my inner critic.

I now practice this pose daily….and I often sob.

Not because I’m in pain, but because I’m releasing old limiting belief patterns about who I think I am and what I think I can accomplish.


We have another training class starting soon. Contact me if you wanna talk about it!

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