Yoga Breakdown: Warrior 1 Pose offers alignment variations to help you navigate one of the most confusing standing yoga postures.
As you probably know, there are three Warrior poses in yoga. Warrior 1 tends to be the most difficult of the Warrior poses. In fact, many yoga teachers avoid this pose all together, because it’s so hard to instruct. The trickiest part of this pose is understanding how to make the alignment cues work for you. Warrior 1 involves a difficult twisting action in the hips that can put a lot of pressure on the groin muscle. Warrior 1 also challenges your balance. Often times, it’s safer to use a Warrior 1 lunge-inspired variation to get the benefits of this pose without trying to twist your body into a shape that doesn’t work for you.
What is Warrior 1 pose? Let’s break it down:
The Yoga Breakdown: Warrior 1 Pose tutorial examines the alignment of a traditional Warrior 1 pose. You’ll learn how to adapt this pose for the abundant body, and how to explore variations that allow for more freedom in the knees, hips, and groin. This yoga breakdown also covers hip alignment, and transitions into and out of Warrior 1.
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