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Warrior Two Pose

Angle-Based Images: Warrior Two Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Warrior Two Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Warrior Two Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Warrior Two Pose Video
Warrior Two Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in down dog.
Warrior Two Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Round your right knee toward your nose, and step your right foot in between your hands.
Warrior Two Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Spin your left heel down with your foot slightly angled out.
Warrior Two Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Windmill your arms open. Your left arm reaches toward the back of the mat and your right arm reaches to the front of the mat, palms facedown. Keep your right knee at a 90-degree angle, in line with your right ankle.
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Warrior Two Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Drop your shoulders away from your ears, tuck your tailbone, and knit your front ribs in. Gaze is over the middle finger of the front hand. Stay here for at least three deep breaths and then repeat on other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

If your front knee moves beyond your front ankle, wiggle your foot forward until it's in line.

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from high blood pressure or diarrhea, or those with knee or ankle maladies.

Benefits

Strengthens and stretches the legs, hips, ankles, and shoulders. This pose is said to increase stamina.

Modifications

While you're building strength to hold this pose, you can lessen the bend in the knee, and lift your hips a bit higher.

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