Warrior II

A few yoga poses for you to practise. Always inhale and exhale slowly and evenly through the nostrils, using the breath to allow you to move into the poses comfortably. If you take medication for any long-term health condition, please check with your GP before changing your exercise routine. 

Stand with feet wide apart, facing long edge of the mat.

Turn your back foot in slightly and pivot on your front heel so your toes point towards the front of the mat.

Traditionally, the heel of the front foot lines up with the arch of the back foot. Place your hands on your hips and bend your front knee so it stacks over your heel and keep it pointing towards your middle toes.

Draw your left hip back, right hip forward so that your torso faces the long edge of your mat.

Your shoulders should be directly above your hips. Keep your back leg straight and float your arms out to the sides, bringing them to a T, level with your shoulders. Draw the shoulder blades towards your waist.

Take your gaze over your right hand. Hold for a few breaths, come back to centre and repeat on the other side.

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