Yoga Pose of the Month: Warrior One

2017-01-02

Happy New Year Warriors!

I couldn’t resist kicking off 2017 with the classic warrior series of yoga poses. Now more than ever we need to dig deep and cultivate authentic strength so we can rise up to face what challenges our capacity for peace in ourselves and the world.

This powerful set of standing poses helps us to burn through the layers of Fear, Anxiety and Tension that keeps us from taking compassionate action in caring for ourselves. We’ll begin with Warrior One which teaches that when we err, we always have the opportunity to step forward and do our best to make things right. Warrior One reminders us that ferocity exists not only to destroy barriers to bliss, but to also energize our essence of integrity, compassion, creativity and love.

 

Warrior One (Sanskrit “Virabhadrasana”)

 

Quote:

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. -Jack Canfield

Affirmation:

“I am a warrior for peace in myself and in the world.”

Benefits:

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

Contraindications:

High blood pressure, heart conditions.

Warrior On,
Julie

P.S. Want to explore the path of yoga more this new year? Join me for an in-depth eCourse experience starting Jan. 7. Check out my Journey Circle offering HERE! Work with me live to enhance body peace and empower yourself in every aspect of life.

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