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Warrior I

Virabhadrasana

Benefits

Stretches chest, shoulders, legs; strengthens legs.

Step 1

Begin in Mountain Pose.

Step 2

Take a big step forward with one foot, leaving your other foot in place.

Step 3

Raise your hands high over your head, palms facing each other.

Step 4

Turn your back foot, so your toes are pointed away from your body.

Step 5

Bend your front knee.

Step 6

Hold those pose for a couple of breaths, then straighten your front leg and turn your back toes forward.

Step 7

Step forward and return to Mountain Pose, then repeat on your opposite side.

Tip

Warrior poses are an excellent opportunity to incorporate affirmations, like “I am strong!”

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