Warrior Two is a POWER POSE! Stretching your arms out and opening your hips up, this pose provides a deep-seated sense of stability in your body. Tripled with a steady rhythm of deep breath, this pose also provides a stable connection between your body and mind. This is a great preparation for deeper forward folds (like touching your toes!) Practice this pose for at least 3 – 5 breaths in the beginning, and extend to 1 – 3 minutes to really notice the benefits in your body and mind.
High Lunge can be a tricky play with balance, so it’s a great pose to practice alignment from the outward reach of your arms and legs into a centered power place! Your legs and hip are going to get super stretchy and strong, while your chest and arms get a big dose of skyward liftoff. Just like an airplane at take off. This pose helps to reduce excess weight around the hips and thighs while creating integrity in the feet, ankles, hands, and wrists.
Pyramid Pose has amazing benefits that create tons of brightness in your body and mind. Proper alignment with a slow and steady descent is the lock and key to these benefits. The Sanskrit name actually translates to “Intense Stretch of the Side Chest,” so even though there is a lot of sensation surrounding the flexibility of your hips, hamstrings, and calves, there is even more action to be had in the extension of your chest out over your front leg. Remember, slow and steady with attention to proper alignment is the way to go into this pose.