Asana alignment: Warrior 2 aka Virabhadrasana II

This is a deep hip-opening pose that strengthens the muscles in the thighs and bottom. It tones the abdomen, ankles, and arches of the feet. This pose also opens the chest and shoulders, improving breathing capacity and increasing circulation throughout the body.

Asana alignment: Warrior 1 pose aka Virabhadrasana 1

Warrior I Pose is filled with opposing alignments, but when all of the opposing movements work together, the pose offers a full-body experience. You will stretch the ankles and calves, strengthen the quadriceps and back, lengthen the hip flexors, and stretch your upper body and arms. There’s almost no body part that doesn’t reap the rewards of holding Virabhadrasana I.

Asana alignment: Downward facing dog

Downward Facing Dog or Adho mukha śvānāsana in Sanskrit is possibly the most recognised yoga posture, we work through this time and time again in our yoga practice. Seen as a basic posture to so many, it can actually be a tricky one to get right. Every human body works a little differently, but use these alignment cues and tips to help make your downward facing dog a little more comfortable for your body.