Warrior I Yoga Pose

The Warrior I yoga pose, also known as Virabhadrasana I, is the first of three foundational poses known as the ‘Warrior poses’ (along with II and III). Warrior poses are common in yoga practice. Warrior I builds strength and focus. It may look easy but takes balance, coordination and concentration. The Warrior I yoga pose increases flexibility in your hip flexors (psoas) and lengthens the spine. Holding this pose strengthens the muscles of your legs and glutes. You’ll feel your ankles and feet work to keep you balanced. This pose is all about alignment of the hips, knees and feet. Warrior I prepares your body for backbends and other yoga poses.