half warrior

ardha virabhadrasana

Half warrior opens the hips and the chest, straightens the legs and lengthens the spine.

From downward facing dog, step the right foot forward between the two hands, with the knee directly over the ankle.

Gently lower the left knee and foot down to the floor.

Inhale the arms slowly up to the knee, and then all the way up over the head in an H position or with the palms together.

Press down into the right foot and the left knee, drop the shoulders down from the ears and press the chest open.

Breathe and hold for 2-6 breaths.

To release: exhale and bring the palms back to the floor on opposite sides of the right foot and step the right foot back into down dog.

Repeat on other side.

a) place a blanket under the knees.
b) place both hands on the bent knee.
c) with the arms raised, arch the torso back and look up at the ceiling.