To prevent knee pain and injuries, strong quads are a must. Warrior 1 allows you to focus on one quad at a time, while also stretching the oh-so-tight hip flexors.
- Begin in Downward Facing Dog, with both hands and feet pressed firmly into the floor.
- Inhale to step your right foot forward between your hands. Turn your left heel in, press into your feet, and lift your torso up.
- Raise your arms up and press your palms together. Draw your shoulder blades down toward your hips and gaze up toward 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.