Don't bail from Warrior 2! Stick with it to strengthen and stretch out tight and tired quads. Draw your shoulder blades back and towards each other to engage your entire back body and open up your chest.
- From Warrior 1, extend your arms out in T-position as you rotate your torso to the left, coming into Warrior 2. Ideally you want your front thigh to be parallel to the ground and your right knee directly over your right ankle. Press into the outside edge of your left foot to prevent from collapsing into your arch. Make sure your shoulders are stacked directly above your pelvis.
- Once you've checked yourself for correct alignment, gaze past your right fingertips.
- Hold for five breaths. Step your left foot forward, and do this pose on the other side.
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