Warrior One: Essential- Full Body Pose
Take a break in your day or work into a full chair yoga practice. Either way you can feel great after this amazing power pose. Warrior one opens the spine and shoulders. The deeper variation stretches the hips.
*The seated “L” Shape is a great adapted position for the warrior poses or for any seated pose that requires a straightened back leg. It is also a good starting point for students to assess their hip flexibility and to familiarize how their body corresponds in relationship to the chair.
Foundation(s): Begin in Seated Mountain with “L” Shape legs with length in spine slide the front leg with bent knee and torso to face sideways on the chair straighten through the back place the sole of the back foot on the earth. Take hand positioning of choice: hands placed somewhere on the chair, at hips, heart center, bent elbows, overhead, or touching palms.
Action(s): Preparing the foundation first which may be a variation of sideways L-stance or any degree of a straightened back leg being mindful to keep the sole of the back foot in connection to the earth in whatever position is chosen. Selecting the arm position that best serves.
Details/ Notes: Pressing though both soles of the feet concentrating on bringing energy to the outer edge of the back foot. Find length in spine, soften the shoulders, relax the face. Breathe…. and rock your new warrior energy!
Model- Chris Loebsack
Blog by- Amy Annonsen and Chris Loebsack
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Learn how to practice chair yoga sequences for your self or to teach others: Chair Yoga Advanced Studies with Amy and Chris November 2-4, 2018
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