Reverse Warrior

Benefits

  • Strengthens the feet, ankles, legs, knees, hips and glutes.
  • Stretches the calves, hamstrings, groin, hips, obliques, intercostals and shoulders.
  • Increases spinal mobility.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Lower Body Strength
  • Hip Opener
  • Sidebend

Yoga 15 Series

    Instructions

    • From Mountain pose, step your left foot towards the back of the mat and turn it in slightly. 
    • Line up your front heel with the arch of your back foot, face forwards and bring your arms up to shoulder height in Warrior 2.
    • Check that your right knee is directly over your right ankle and tracking over your second toe. 
    • From Warrior 2, keep your front knee bent, drop your left hand down your back leg and reach your right hand up and over, palm facing down.
    • Drop your hips and try to bring your front thigh parallel to the mat.
    • Hold the pose for 3-5 breaths, in and out through your nose. 
    • Take a deep breath in. Exhale, step forward to Mountain pose and switch sides. 

    Contraindications

    • Avoid this pose if you have a hip or back injury.