Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
From Warrior I with right leg forward, exhale as you open the upper body to the left, lengthening the arms from the shoulders. Palms face down and the right knee is directly in line with your right ankle. Feel the line of energy running from the tips of the fingers on the left hand to the tips of the fingers on the right hand. Repeat on the other side.
Lifting and opening the chest. Gaze upward. Hold the pose one breath longer than you think you can.
Builds strength and courage, and opening in the hips.