Awaken your inner warrior to feel your strength, focus and determination. This popular yoga pose and its variations will re-energize and rejuvenate you, helping to alleviate stress. As with any exercise, be careful to stretch and warm up properly.
Warrior II is a simple and popular yoga pose that helps center your balance, focus and determination. It’s one of several Warrior poses that bring a variety of movements to your routine, benefiting you both physically and mentally.
- 1. Begin with your arms relaxed at your side. Spread your feet wider than your shoulders.
- 2. Looking ahead, turn your left foot out 90˚. Raise both arms, palms down, until they’re level with your shoulders. Swivel your right arm forward and your left arm back. Focus on the tips of your fingers as you stretch your arms.
- 3. Extend and bend your left knee over your ankle, letting your hips sink toward the floor. Hold the position and breathe deeply for five seconds. Repeat on your opposite side.