In our beginner yoga pose series, Michael Taylor from Strala Yoga in New York City, demonstrates and gives us the scoop on Reverse Warrior.
How-to: From a Warrior 2, lean back over your back leg keeping your body directly open to the side. Rest your back hand lightly on your calf, and reach your front arm either straight up or past your ear to the back.
Tips: Begin your lean back with your back ribs, keeping them as long as possible before coming all the way back. Breathe strongly into your ribs to get a great side-opener.
Benefits: Opening in the ribs. Strengthens thighs.