Warrior II is a fundamental of yoga — and a great pose to tone your butt. But you may not be getting all its benefits.
Most people, women especially, underestimate how long their legs are, and take too short a stance in warrior II, as well as in many other poses.
To do it better:
- Begin in Downward Facing Dog.
- Round your right knee toward your nose, and step your right foot in between your hands.
- Spin your left heel down with your foot slightly angled out.
- Windmill your arms open. Your left arm reaches toward the back of the mat and your right arm reaches to the front of the mat, evenly, palms facing down.
- Keep your right knee at a 90-degree angle, in line with your right ankle.
- Drop your shoulders away from your ears, tuck your tailbone, and knit your front ribs in.
- Gaze is over the middle finger of the front hand.
Original Article: How to Do Warrior II: The Yoga Pose That Can Tone Your Butt
By: HEIDI KRISTOFFER