March Pose of the Month ~ Virabhadrasana I ~ Warrior 1


Virabhadrasana I

Warrior 1

  • From Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog.
  • Step your right foot to right thumb. This sets you up for proper alignment as the feet are heel to heel or back foot out for a slightly wider┬ábase depending on the flexibility of the hips. Adjust accordingly for your body.
  • Spiral left foot flat on the floor at a 45 degree angle.
  • Both feet are firmly grounded into the earth for stabilization and groundedness.
  • Place hands on hips and rise up.
  • Allow the tailbone to drop to stabilize and level the pelvis, back knee made need to soften to do so.
  • Paying attention to the front knee directed towards center line of foot and bending the knee towards a 90 degree angle.
  • Traditionally, the arms reach up and the palms face each other and the shoulders are released.
  • Experiment with arm variations reaching the arms out, forward, behind and perhaps cactus arms (90 degree angle outward).
  • Hold for 5 breaths and repeat on the other side.

Virabhadrasana I is a foundational pose that brings brings strength and confidence to your practice. It connects you into the earth and reminds you of your capacity and courage to keep on going beyond your wildest dreams…

Embrace Vira I

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