Warrior 2

Warrior Two (Virabhadrasana II) is another of my favourite yoga poses. It helps to keep my mind rooted and balanced in the present moment, as I make sure that I’m not leaning too far forward with worries about the future or leaning too far back with any regrets about the past. It is also done from a lunge position, with all of the benefits lunges provide. Holding this dynamic pose builds endurance while strengthening one’s legs, back, arms and shoulders. Turning the arms so that the palms face upwards can help keep the shoulder blades down the back and relaxed. Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana 2) also improves the mobility of one’s pelvis and the flexibility of one’s hip muscles. It is a wonderful pose to do with another person in Partner Yoga.