Virabhadrasana 1 – The Warrior 1 Pose
Virabhadrasana 3 – The Warrior 3 Pose
Stand with the feet together and then jump/step the feet 4/5 feet apart.
Turn the right foot 90 degrees to the right and the left toes around 45 degrees to the right Bend into the right knee until the right thigh is parallel to the floor, and the knee is in line with the ankle.
Make the left leg really strong and aim to draw your left hip towards the front.
Keep the hands on the waist or take the arms up over the head and bring the palms to touch if possible.
From Warrior 1 bend forwards and rest the chest towards the thigh.
Take the weight forwards into the right leg and lift the left leg up off the floor.
Try to get the whole body parallel to the floor.
Keep the right leg strong and stretch through the arms and left leg feeling your power.
See if you can (as gracefully as possibly!) make it all the way back into warrior 1!
– Increases flexibility in the hips
– Relieves stiffness in the shoulders and back
– Increases strength in the legs and back
– Tones the ankles and knees
Most of all though warrior one helps us to be warrior like so feel as strong as you look – channel your inner warrior!
Up for more of a challenge. Then turn your Virabhadrasana 1 into Virabhadrasana 3!!!
– Helps to build strength in the core and standing leg
– Helps improve balance and posture
– Strengthens the shoulders and back