05 Aug The Tip That Will Change The Way You Do Warrior 1
Out of all the basic yoga postures, Warrior 1 is one of the trickiest. How to square up AND keep the outer edge of the back foot down? I mean, Really! Once you get your front thigh lowered parallel to the earth, the arch of the back foot collapses. Once you get the outer edge of the back foot down, the hips open up. Arrrrrgh! What’s a yogi to do?!!!
Here’s the tip:
From Warrior 1 with the right foot forward – (make sure feet are hips width apart) Do these two things simultaneously: press the OUTER EDGE of your back foot down and without actually moving it, drag it isometrically towards the upper right side of your mat. (Repeat with left foot forward, isometrically dragging your back foot towards upper left side of your mat).
These actions will help you connect to the arch support of your back foot (engaging pada bandha – your energetic foot lock), internally rotate your back inner thigh and help you square your hips more towards the front of your mat – all while protecting your joints. Voila! Try it out!
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