When it comes to the different postures and poses in yoga, many of them are highly intimidating and difficult to carry out. The warrior poses, on the other hand, are equally good for a newbie as well as an expert.
They are easy to do, but are still great for our physical and mental health.
Warrior 1: How to do it?
- Stand in mountain pose (Tadasana) and step your feet 3-1/2 to 4 feet apart.
- Raise your arms overhead, reaching through your fingers for the ceiling.
- Pull your shoulder blades in flat to your back, and downwards.
- Turn your left foot in 45 to 60 degrees to the right and your right foot out 90 degrees to the right.
- Rotate the torso to the right, facing the front foot.
- Gently bend the front leg at the knee to feel the stretch of the muscles in the leg and back.
- Keep your hands in the air and parallel to each other while your back is straight or slightly arched.
The warrior pose is quite beneficial for our overall body.
The rotation of the internal foot with the movement of the body helps strengthen the mind-body connection. It also helps the body become more aware of its natural space and mentally more aware.
The pose is ideal for building the strength of the core, glutes, legs, and feet. It helps open up the chest to allow more room for breathing.
Warrior 1 opens up the heart and helps make us more confident and string within. The pose makes you accept yourself and those around you with a bigger heart and more confidence. This pose is particularly helpful for those who have a small stature. It makes them become prouder and louder from within.
The warrior poses are designed to help you gain inner strength and be comfortable with who you are. A few minutes of this posture every day and you will come to feel the difference yourself.