Build strength and confidence into your life with this simple yoga sequence.
Do you ever struggle with self doubt, or suffer from anxiety? Do you have a hard time making decisions or often trust the wrong people? If practiced consistently and with intention, a Warrior sequence can help you conquer low self-esteem issues.
The poses Warrior I, II, and III are explored in almost every yoga class, in one form or another. They originated from the ancient Hindu legend of Virabhadra, a spiritual warrior, and represent him in different stages of battle.
These asanas can be built into the beginning or the middle of a sequence, and can be done either independently or used to lead into other strengthening and balancing movements.
The unique history of these poses combined with today’s yoga practice can help you learn how to embrace your spiritual warrior and build confidence, both on and off the mat, when practiced on a regular basis.
How to practice this sequence
You can move through the entire Warrior sequence fluidly or hold each pose for about 30 seconds.
Do whatever feels best for you.
Repeat each pose for the same amount of time on each side.
Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)