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Reverse Warrior

Viparita Virabhadrasana

Benefits

Strengthens legs, arms, and neck; stretches inner legs, hips, and obliques; opens chest and shoulders; increases self-esteem.

Step 1

Begin in Warrior II Pose.

Step 2

Keep your body open to the side, and lower your back arm down your back leg.

Step 3

Bring your front arm up to the sky, with your palm facing behind you.

Step 4

Reach your heart up towards the sky, and look up at your fingertips.

Step 5

Hold this pose for a couple of breaths, then return to Warrior II Pose.

Step 6

Repeat on your opposite side.

Tip

Warrior Poses are an excellent opportunity to incorporate affirmations, like “I am Strong!”

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