Friday, July 15, 2011

The reclining warrior

... Also known as "Traffic cop standing in front of a truck that doesn't seem to be slowing down.":-) start in a conventional Warrior 2 position (inset illustration). Straighten your front leg. Bend the back knee (it'll point to the side.) Shift most of your body weight to the back foot. Bend your left elbow, with the forearm vertical now. Next, flex your front wrist with your palm facing forward. Hold for 3 slow breaths, repeat on the other side. BENEFITS: Strengthens your thighs, aligns your back, supports deeper breathing. AVOID IF: If your knees feel weak or you have any joint pain, shorten the duration of holding the pose or skip it altogether.

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