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Yoga Pose a Day #2

Warrior 2 is today's pose. 

The front foot points forward with some weight on the outer edge of the foot so the ankle and knee don't cave in. Consciously move the front knee a bit to the right if it's the right knee or to the left when you have have the left foot forward. Remember to do this on both sides. Keep the knee over the ankle and not forward of the ankle. In the photo of James Jones his knee may be a little bit too far forward. (I'd tell him to back it up just a bit). Knee over ankle protects the knee from strain or injuries. 

The back foot opens to approximately a 90 degree angle so the toe is pointing out to the side now and the body opens more to the side too (versus Warrior 1 where the hips should be square forward as much as possible).

Arms stretch forward and back in a nice straight line about shoulder height. 

Today's Aries Moon aligns with the energy of warrior 2. Assertive, strong and confident. Can you hold it for 5 full breaths? Inhale so you feel your rib cage expand and exhale fully each time. 

Step the back foot forward to release the pose. 

Try this from warrior 1 by just adjusting the back foot from pointing at a diagonal to pointing outward. Go a little deeper into the hip, thigh and groin by allowing the back of the front leg to be parallel (or closer to parallel) to the ground. Extend the arms from up by the ears to outstretched forward and back.


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