Warrior 1

Per the story Downward Dogs & Warriors, Wisdom Tales for Modern Yogis

We learn that the warrior comes as the personification of righteous anger and the noble impulse to defend the innocent. With Warrior 1,2 and 3 you will see and feel the progression offering his efforts to the highest power, to one moving dynamically but with control into action.

Inhale step back into a comfortable position where the back foot is at a 45 degree angle. Exhale root into your feet and roll the inner thighs to center. Inhale feel the torso expand. Exhale lift the pelvic floor to lengthen the entire spine out of the pelvis. Hands together over the head, keep lifting them up to connect to the greater good. Continue to breath and feel your whole body from hands down to feet. Exhale your hands down and step forward. Take a few observation breaths and when you are ready and do the other side – hold for the same amount of counts on both sides. Be aware of how you feel, like a warrior? What does that mean to you?