Exploring Modifications in Virabhadrasana A (Warrior 1) Pose

Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior 1 pose) is a wonderful warming yoga posture that can be enjoyed in most hatha yoga practices when aligned mindfully. Yielding numerous benefits, Warrior 1 pose strengthens the shoulders, arms, thighs, ankles and the muscles of the back; expands the chest, lungs and shoulders; stretches the hip flexors, abdomen, and ankles; develops stamina …

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Keeping Strong Knees in Standing Hatha Yoga Poses

A variety of Hatha Yoga poses provide a wealth of strengthening and endurance conditioning. Many Standing Yoga Poses like Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) or lunging Yoga poses like Hanurasana require proper knee alignment to allow for complete flow of energy and to maintain strength, safety, and stability in your Yoga class. Two main alignment issues should always …