Reverse Warrior - Viparita Virabhadrasana

Reverse Warrior Yoga Pose-Viparita Virabhadrasana
Start from Warrior II (left knee bent, head turned to look out over your left middle finger)

  • Keep your left knee bent as you exhale and simultaneously slide your right arm down the side of your right leg and raise your left arm towards the sky.
  • Your left arm should be in line with your ear, turn your gaze to look up over your left elbow.
  • Hold the pose and take a few steady breaths

Warrior II – Virabhadrasana II

Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

  • Start in Mountain Pose at the front of your mat
  • Step your right foot back (about 3-4 feet) and turn your torso to the right
  • Your back foot (right foot) should be turned to a 90 degree angle, your front foot should point forward to the front of the room
  • Look down at your feet, the heel of your left foot should be in line with the arch of your right foot
  • Inhale and raise your arms so that they are at shoulder height and parallel with floor,  make sure to roll the heads of your arm bones back so that your chest remains open
  • Exhale and bend your front (left) knee until its directly over your ankle
  • To get proper alignment for this pose, make sure your left knee lines up with your middle left toe
  • Turn your head to gaze out over your middle left finger
  • Press all four corners of both feet into the mat and lift the top of your right thigh back and lifting up towards the ceiling to really feel the work in this pose