Deepening Warrior 2 – Virabhadrasana 2
Okay, so yoga isn’t about the accolades or perfection, but wouldn’t you like to have the knowledge to get the very best out of Warrior 2? These tweaks from the teacher will have you reaching muscles you didn’t know you had!
The first part of the Warrior 2 tutorials can be found here.
Get the full benefits of Warrior 2 today by watching the complete instruction at Yoga.org.nz.
(You’ll get the most benefit from this transcript by watching the video above)
Today’s tip is Warrior 2. We did this just a week or so ago, but now we’re going a little bit deeper to help you go a little bit deeper into your practice. So we’re going to start off with work on the feet. So the alignment of the feet’s good. Sorayas needs to bend her knee slightly more.
Now, another problem with this knee is it tends to fall forward. So press the big toe down into the floor and stand back into this center heel and keeping the knee in line with the toes, so the shin’s directly above the ankle. That’s it. Now, press the right foot to the floor so the front of the right thigh is strong. That’s it.
You can see that Sorayas doesn’t have a lot of arm work going on here. So if she extends out into her fingertips, keeping the arms at shoulder height, I’m going to extend, that’s it. I’m just turning her head to look along her left fingers, breath, and now draw the bellybutton in.
And what you can do is you can go back. Drop your mind into your feet, press the feet into the floor. Feel that the left knee is looking over the toes, bellybutton is in, sacrum’s long. Now, extend back into these fingertips. And for the work of the arms, it’s bringing the upper torso into life here and sending energy out through the fingertips. And she looks a lot stronger within the pose.