Movements in the Warrior II pose work to loosen the lower back muscles that tighten up from prolonged sitting. Lara recommended moving back and forth between Warrior II and Reverse Warrior to open up your lower back and the front of your ribs.
- Begin in Downward-Facing Dog. Step your right foot forward between your hands, and stretch your hands up to the ceiling. Rotate your left foot so your toes are pointing away from you. (This is called Warrior I.)
- Rotate your arms, hips, and chest into Warrior II. Your arms should be extended straight out to the sides and your chest facing forward. Take a deep inhale.
- On your exhale, gently arch back, and rest your left hand on the back of your left leg. Raise your right arm overhead, feeling the stretch through the right side of the body. Make sure you continue to lower your hips and press your front knee forward so it's directly over your right ankle.
- Remain here for five breaths. Lift your torso up, place your hands on the floor, and move back into Down Dog. Step your left foot forward, and do this pose on the left side.