Warrior III Pose: How-to, Tips, Benefits

Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga By Michael Taylor
Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga
Mike Taylor lives in the Greater NYC Area and is the co-founder of Strala Yoga, along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard University and Complementary Medicine at the University of Oxford.

In our beginner yoga pose series, Michael Taylor from Strala Yoga in New York City, demonstrates and gives us the scoop on Warrior III.

How-to: From a high lunge, reach your arms straight forward, shift your weight forward to balance on your front foot, and bring your arms, body and back leg all in one line parallel to the ground.

Tips: By shifting your body gradually forward until there is no weight on your back foot, you’ll be able to lift rather than jump into this pose. To save your lower back, you can also keep your arms reaching back by your sides, or take a prayer under your chest.

Benefits: Strength, balance and focus.

Michael Taylor is a yoga guide at Strala Yoga in New York City. (Michael prefers "guide" to "instructor"). He's practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than two decades. He holds a degree in mind-body medicine from Harvard, and studied alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. Mike is also the CEO of social media company Odyl, climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is the husband of yoga master Tara Stiles.

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