Warrior 2 will challenge a beginner's whole body. More intermediate students should make a point to sink your hips a little deeper into the pose around the third breath:
- Come back to your hands and feet in Downward Facing Dog. Step your right foot forward between your palms and come into Warrior 1.
- Extend your arms out in T-position as you rotate your torso to the left, coming into Warrior 2. Ideally your front thigh should be parallel to the ground and your right knee directly over your right ankle. Make sure your shoulders are stacked directly above your pelvis.
- Gaze past your right fingertips, holding for five breaths. Then return to Downward Facing Dog. Step your left foot forward and do this pose on the other side.
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