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Beginner Yoga Challenge: Warrior I

Performed by Marin Jayden

Benefits of the Warrior 1: This pose really stretches the muscles in your back, chest and shoulders. Your arms and legs should feel a little stretch as well.

  • Start in mountain pose and slightly step apart so that your feet are roughly 4 feet apart.
  • Raise your arms perpendicular to the floor and parallel to each other.
  • Turn your left foot toward the right by 45 to 60 degrees.
  • Turn your right foot to the right by about 90 degrees.
  • Alight both of your heels and rotate your torso to the right.
  • Bend your right knee over the right ankle so that your thigh is almost parallel to the floor.
  • Reach your arms together and point toward the sky.

Modifications: It might be difficult to keep the back heel grounded. If it helps, you can place a small object under your heel. As you continue to stretch, ween yourself off of using an object to help you.

Warrior 1

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