Prenatal Warrior I Pose

Warrior I For The Pregnant Body

The Prenatal Warrior I Pose Strengthens Shoulders, Stretches Inner Thighs, Hamstrings, Calves and Quadriceps

  • Begin with Mountain Pose (standing position with arms at sides).
  • Leading with right foot, take a big step forward. The distance between your feet is about the length of one leg. Toes point straight.
  • Turn the left foot forward and lift heel slightly off mat. Keep back leg straight.
  • Raise your arms slowly until hands reach toward ceiling. Gently press hands together in prayer position.
  • Shoulders are stacked directly over hips.
  • Focus your gaze forward with neck long.
  • Do not raise shoulders upward.
  • Breath deeply as you hold the Warrior I pose for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • After holding, release the pose and repeat leading with the left foot.
  • Step feet closer if your pose isn’t steady, or you’re not comfortable with the distance.
  • Place hands in prayer position at the heart center, if your shoulders are tired.
  • Reduce holding time if you feel tired, or strained.
  • Allow back knee to bend if balance is difficult.

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