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Technique Tuesday - Warrior 1 Part 1

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Welcome back to our Technique Tuesdays! Today we are exploring another foundational pose, Virabhadrasana 1 or Warrior 1 pose.

This is a pose used on its own, but also as a transitional posture in so many yoga practices, but it isn't often that we slow down and just practice this, and see what feels comfortable for our own bodies. 

Over the next few weeks, we will explore this more fully for different levels of accessibility, so be sure to keep checking back. We will also have Chair variations so that as many people can participate as possible - because yoga really IS for EVERY BODY!!

Today we start in Tadasana, or standing pose. Grounding down through your right foot, step back with the left foot about 3-4 feet, placing the left heel down and toes out at about 45 degrees.

Keep hips, abdomen and shoulders facing forwards, lightly engaging your abdominals and slightly tilting the pelvis under so that you aren't sinking into your lower back.

Hands can be at heart's centre or overhead. A more advanced version would have you looking up, hands overhead, palms touching. This needs MUCH more balance!

Ground down through feet, hips, relax shoulders and jaws.

Take a few breaths here, then when you're ready, look forwards, step back to the top of your mat into Tadasana. Take a few breaths, and try on the other side.

Notice how you feel on one side versus the other! There is usually a difference between the sides. Don't force, listen to your body.

See you here next week for part 2, and be sure to check out our store to see our AnyTime Studio memberships, as well as when we have our live online classes to try this out in real time! See it all here: 



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