Warrior 1 Pose will prep your legs and hips for all the tougher balancing poses on the way:
- After Three-Legged Dog, move through a vinyasa (Four-Limbed Staff to Up Dog to Down Dog).
- From Downward Dog, step your right foot forward between your hands. Turn your left heel in, press into your feet, and lift your torso up.
- Lift your arms up and press your palms together. Draw your shoulder blades down toward your hips and gaze up at your hands.
- Stay here for five breaths. Then come back to Downward Facing Dog, step your left foot forward, and do Warrior 1 on the other side.
Learn more about correct hip alignment when doing Warrior 1.
Photo: Jenny Sugar