Virabhadrasana l / Warrior one
- Stretches the quads.
- Great preparation for backbends.
Foundation & General Alignment:
- Feet: The front foot is pointing towards the top of your mat. The back heel is turned in enough to get your heel down.
- Weight is balanced.
- Back leg is straight, emphasizes inner rotation.
- Front leg is in line with second toe and over the heel. Thigh is parallel to the earth.
- Frontal hipbones square and lift off the front thigh.
- Curves of the spine are balanced.
- Arms are active and above the head.
- Stance is too narrow or too wide.
- Hips fall towards the side of the front leg.
- Misalignment of knees.
- Head of arm bones are not anchored.
- A wider stance right to left will allow for more mobility for tight hips.
- Keep the back heel up.
- Hands can be interlaced behind head or you can have cactus arms.
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