Warrior 2 Pose

What is Warrior 2 Pose?

Warrior 2 Pose is a standing strength pose meant to energize the body and mind, increasing concentration and stamina. The posture strengthens the legs as it opens up the chest and hips.

How do you do Warrior 2 Pose?

  • Step 1

    Stand in a wide position with your feet parallel and approximately three feet apart. Extend your arms straight out from your sides. Relax your shoulders away from your ears.

  • Step 2

    Turn your left foot out 90 degrees, then bend your knee into a lunge. Be sure to keep your knee above your ankle and pointing over your toes. Turn your head to the left and look over your fingers. Repeat on the other side.

How do you modify Warrior 2 Pose?

  • Advanced Warrior 2 Pose

What are the benefits of Warrior 2 Pose?

  • Leg Strength

  • Chest Stretch

  • Balance

Expert opinion

Warrior 2 is one of my absolute favorite postures.

It is fierce, focused, quietly determined and yet also feels really natural to my body. I love it because of its ability to heat the body and also prepare it for other, more challenging poses, like half moon or bound side angle.

Annelise Lonidier,Sacred Thread Yoga in Atlanta

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