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Warrior 2

Step By Step

  1. From a Standing Wide Leg Straddle raise arms parallel to the mat, actively reaching out to each side and palms down.
  2. Turn back foot out 90 degrees lining up the heel of the front foot with the arch of the back foot.
  3. Bend into the front knee bringing it line with the toes and over the heel.
  4. Lengthen and tighten through the back leg, tail bone tucks under and sink into the pose. Back leg and front leg should be equally active.
  5. Lengthen through the top of the head, draw shoulders back, arms slightly relaxed and gaze through the front middle finger

Benefits

  • Strengthens and stretches the legs, arches of feet and ankles.
  • Stretches the groins, chest, lungs and shoulders.
  • Stimulates abdominal organ and circulation.
  • Increases stamina and lung capacity.
  • Increases muscular endurance.
  • Relieves backaches, especially through second trimester of pregnancy.
  • Therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome, flat feet, infertility, osteoporosis and sciatica.

Contraindications

  • Diarrhea.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Neck problems; don’t turn head to look over the front hand, continue to look straight ahead with both sides of the neck lengthened evenly.

Common Misalignments

  • Feet turned, not on four corners.
  • Feet not in line, back foot turned out too much.
  • Back knee is bent.
  • Most of the weight is in the front leg and/or body is leaning forward.
  • Hips in the same plane as feet causing the front knee to cave into the midline.
  • Lack of shoulder loop.
  • Femur bone is forward