Warrior III Yoga Pose
This warrior Yoga Pose cultivates balance as well as enhancing strength in the legs, buttocks, hips, abdominal muscles, and triceps. It also heightens mental focus and awakens the feeling of taking flight.
QUALITY Balancing, grounding EFFECT Focus, energy, strength PROPS Blocks GAZE Forward and down
1 Begin in Mountain Yoga Pose Pose with your hands on your hips and your feet hip-distance apart. Shif your weight onto your right foot and tip your weight forward, extending your left leg straight back behind you so your whole torso and left leg are parallel with the ground. (If you feel a strain in your lower back, place your hands on blocks directly under your shoulders.)
2 Flex your left foot and lift your left thigh as you roll your left hip down so it is in line with your right.
3 Draw your navel in to support your spine, and lift your shoulders to open your chest as you reach back strongly with your arms. If this is too much, leave your hands on the blocks.
4 Draw your chin in slightly to lengthen your neck and gaze down and in front of you. Stay here for 3 to 5 breaths, feeling grounded and free.
5 Return to Mountain Yoga Pose and switch sides.