Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga Warrior 1 Pose

Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga Warrior 1 Pose


I’m Linda Black and we’re going to show you
a warrior 1. First start doing the previous sequence that we did chataranga into an upward
facing dog and then back into a downward facing dog. That’s the starting pose for this sequence.
Stepping the right leg forward to your right hand. We are going to place the back heel
on the floor at about a 45 degree angle so that we don’t put a lot of torque on the back
knee. Place the hands on the front knee, lifting the torso about half way and then bring the
arms all the way overhead as you inhale. Beautiful. Exhale, hold that pose. With a lot o energy
and strength pressing through the back leg towards the back wall and the same amount
of energy pressing through the front shin. So in fact we’re moving in two directions
so you get the feeling there is opposition. That is where the strength and flexibility
comes in, doing yoga is the opposition of energy. Place the hands on the floor next
to the foot, stepping back into downward facing dog we will repeat that to the other side.
Left leg forward to your left hand. Draw that knee all the way from the chest. That might
take one or more moves. They do make it look really easy. Don’t worry if it takes more
than one. Place the hands on the thigh, lift the torso. Nice. More than lifting the torso
let’s pull the sternum up towards the sky. That’s beautiful. Inhale, reach the arms overhead
and exhale, hold that pose. Draw the heel back so you are using the hamstring as well
as the quad. Very nice pose. Hands back down to the floor and we’ll end in downward facing
dog.