Warrior 3 is truly a trifecta of a pose. It requires strength, focus, and balance:
- From Warrior 1 with your right knee forward, lower your torso and lift your left leg, bringing your body parallel with the ground.
- Extend your hands out in front of you, pressing your palms together firmly. If it bothers your shoulders to press your hands together, separate your arms so they're shoulder-width apart. If extending your arms creates pain or pressure in your lower back, rest your hands on your hips.
- Engage your abs, holding this position for five deep breaths. Then lower your left leg, returning to Warrior 1. Release your hands to the mat and come into Downward Dog.
Photo: Jenny Sugar