How To Do Warrior II to Extended Side Angle Vinyasa

Warrior II Vinyasa

Warrior II Pose > Extended Side Angle Pose

A short vinyasa sequence isolates movement. Learn how to improve flexibility, and correct alignment, by practising two basic poses in the flow style.

Warrior II Alignment: position your knee directly over your ankle. The distance between your feet is about the length of one leg. The hips face forward in the starting position.

Modifications: 1) Use one or two Yoga blocks under your supporting hand if reaching the mat is too difficult. 2) Allow the outer edge of your back foot to lift off the mat.

Modifications: 3) Instead of reaching your arm over your head, bring your arm around your back, allowing it to rest there. 4) Look forward, instead of looking up.

Why Use Yoga Blocks? Using 1 or 2 blocks helps maintain correct alignment. Blocks prevent your body from leaning forward in the Warrior II Pose. Correct alignment improves the ability to breath properly during poses.

EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

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