Yoga Pose: Warrior I Forward Bend

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  • Warrior I Forward Bend

  • Category:
    Standing / Forward Bend
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From a standing position, the legs are in a wide stance with the feet aligned and flat on the earth. The back foot is in a 60-degree angle towards the front. The hips are squared. The inner thighs are rotated inward towards each other. The front knee is bent in a 90-degree angle directly above the ankle. The pelvis is tucked. The ribcage is lifted. The shoulder blades are back and down, squeezing together. The hands can be together or separated and facing each other with the fingers spread wide. The lower body stays static. The upper torso gently bends forward from the crease of the hip with a straight line. The gaze is forward.

  • Benefits:

    Stretches the chest, lungs, neck, belly and groin (psoas). Strengthens the shoulders, arms and back muscles. Strengthens and stretches the thighs, calves and ankles.