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.