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60-Second Yoga Fix: Warrior II

By October 26, 2015 No Comments

I love a good and sweaty power yoga class as much as the next yogi. The only problem? When you're quickly flowing in and out of poses and moving with your breath, it can be tricky to nail the proper alignment in each asana.

That's why I created a series of 60-second yoga fixes for Greatist. In this week's video, I'll demo the proper alignment for warrior II, a grounding pose that strengthens the legs and ankles while stretching the groin and shoulders. Check out the video, along with details for each fix, below.

Fix 1: Make sure your front heel bisects your back arch.

Warrior II Fix 1

Fix 2: Bend your front knee so it’s at a 90-degree angle directly over your ankle. Lengthen your stance if necessary.

Warrior II Fix 2

Fix 3: Track your front knee toward the pinky toe side of the foot, keeping the front thigh active in an exterior rotation.

Warrior II Fix 3

Fix 4: Notice if you're leaning forward. To correct, center your torso directly between your two legs.

Warrior II Fix 4

Brett Larkin teaches vinyasa flow yoga at top San Francisco studios and on her YouTube channel, where thousands of students have studied with her for more than 5 million minutes. Find free yoga playlists, yoga teacher training tips, and free dance, yoga, and meditation classes at BrettLarkin.com.

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Clint Nielsen

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Clint is a dad and husband trying to stay in shape. He's also a highly opinionated fitness enthusiast and author of Reveal The Steel. Follow him on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+

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