Warrior 1 Pose

Warrior 1 Pose

From the lunge pose, lift your arms straight out to the sides, and continue lifting them up towards the ceiling until both hands are above your head with arms straight and palms together. Swivel your back foot so that it is at an angle that enables you to place it flat on the floor. Your head should be back so that you are looking at your hands. You will inhale gett'ng into this pose in power yoga.

Scan your body from the top of your head downward toward your feet.

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Take it all in, taking the time to connect with your body in whatever state it is in.

As much as you can, let yourself relax.

Feel your breath, without forcing your breath. Let it happen naturally.

Feel your heart beat.

Feel how alive your body is, right now, even with this pain.

Connect with the intelligence of the body. It knows what to do without you telling it. It is kind enough to give you a message. It is asking you to realign and reconsider. It is asking you to listen.

Your body knows how to heal.

As you relax everything in your body, let the natural healing process of your body take over. Feel the area of your back that hurts and try to imagine making space there. Notice if there is any gripping or emotions surrounding this area. Try to let it go as much as you can, and be kind to the pain that remains.

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