Heath Benefits of Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1) Pose

warrior 1There are three different variations of Warrior Pose, but this is the first. Warrior 1 pose is very simple to get into…You will begin in a high lunge with your right leg forward. Your right toes should be facing forward and your knee should be directly above your right ankle. (Don’t let your knee come past your big toe.. make sure it’s aligned with your ankle! VERY IMPORTANT!) Your left toes will be pointed 45-60 degrees away from your body and your left ankle will be in line with your right ankle. Inhale and lift your arms straight up over your head. Place the palms together or facing each other. You should feel a deep stretch in your torso and spine. Keep the chest lifted and relax the shoulders. To get deeper in the stretch you can arch the back and gaze at the ceiling and of course continue to breathe! This is such a great pose and you will really start to feel it working the arms and legs after a few breaths! 🙂

Here are some benefits of Warrior 1-
Energizes the body
Improves focus
Improves balance
Opens your hips, chest and lungs
Stretches your legs, arms, shoulders, neck, belly, groins and ankles
Encourages good respiration and circulation
Strengthens your shoulders, arms, legs, ankles and back

This is why I love yoga so much, it really is a great workout. You can’t get all of this from only one machine at a gym! This is just ONE MOVE! If you are interested in learning set up a private online session with me. You can learn more by clicking the online skype privates & pricing tab on my website kelciemahr.com 🙂

Love & Light,
Kelcie

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