Stretches chest, shoulders, legs; strengthens legs.
Begin in Mountain Pose.
Take a big step forward with one foot, leaving your other foot in place.
Raise your hands high over your head, palms facing each other.
Turn your back foot, so your toes are pointed away from your body.
Bend your front knee.
Hold those pose for a couple of breaths, then straighten your front leg and turn your back toes forward.
Step forward and return to Mountain Pose, then repeat on your opposite side.
Warrior poses are an excellent opportunity to incorporate affirmations, like “I am strong!”