Warrior I Pose

Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) is one of the common standing postures in yoga for improving strength and flexibility. To perform this pose, place the legs in a lunge position with the back foot turned 45-60 degrees while keeping the front leg bent at a 90 degree angle over the ankle. The heel of the front foot should be aligned with that of the back foot. The hips should be squared with arms raised overhead and palms together or facing each other.

Side elevation of a man and woman illustrating the Warrior I yoga pose

Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) is one of the common standing postures in yoga for improving strength and flexibility. To perform this pose, place the legs in a lunge position with the back foot turned 45-60 degrees while keeping the front leg bent at a 90 degree angle over the ankle. The heel of the front foot should be aligned with that of the back foot. The hips should be squared with arms raised overhead and palms together or facing each other.

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Sanskrit Name: Virabhadrasana I
Benefits (Physical): Strengthens legs, opens hips and chest, stretches arms and legs
Benefits (Core): Concentration, balance, groundedness, stamina
Modifications: Hands on knees or hips
Variations: Arms to the sides or hold opposite elbows above head, back foot turned in or flat

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Male and female Warrior I side elevation

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