revolved warrior angle

parivrtta virabhadra


Revolved warrior angle engages the whole body, strengthening the legs, twisting the spine, and opening the shoulders and hips.

From warrior II (right side), windmill both hands down to the floor on opposite sides of the right foot.

 Keep the right knee bent and the left foot turned out.

 Inhale and reach the right fingertips up towards the ceiling, with the palm facing the right wall.

 Bring the arms into one straight line.

Look towards the right wall or up at the ceiling, stare at a point for balance.

Press both feet into the floor, using strong legs to support you.

Sink the hips down, and reach the right fingers up.

Breathe and hold for 2-6 breaths.

To release: either

a) bring the right hand down to the floor, coming into a lunge, or

b) press into the feet, straighten the legs and lift the right arm up, inhaling back into warrior II.

Repeat on other side.

Bring the back knee to the floor with the back toes tucked under.