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Warrior 1 Pose

What is Warrior 1 Pose?

Warrior 1 Pose is a standing yoga pose that helps build focus, power and stability. This foundational pose stretches the front side of the body and is great for building strength in the legs, core and back.

You may do Warrior 1 Pose in these types of classes:

How do you do Warrior 1 Pose?

  • Step 1

    Begin standing, then step your right foot forward about four feet. With your foot parallel and toes pointing to the top of the mat, bend your knee into a lunge. Keep your left leg straight behind you and turn your left heel in at approximately 45 degrees. Raise your arms straight above your head, keeping your shoulders pressed down.

  • Step 2

    Squeeze your shoulder blades together and downward, and lift your chin to gaze at your hands overhead. Hold your pose and then repeat on the left side.

How do you modify Warrior 1 Pose?

  • Warrior 1 Pose for Prenatal

  • Warrior 1 Pose for Beginners

  • Advanced Warrior 1

  • Warrior 1 Pose for Weak Knees

  • Warrior 1 Pose for Weak Lower Back

What are the benefits of Warrior 1 Pose?

  • Leg Strength

  • Core Strength

  • Chest Stretch

Expert opinion

In order to square your hips to the front of the mat, focus on pulling your front hip point back and press your back hip point forward.
Diana Bozalis Rodgers,We Yogis in Dallas

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