Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

A Vata-Pacifying Yoga Pose

warrior 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.

Vata Focus:

Opening the pelvis and finding fluidity and movement in the pose. Grounding through the lower body and pressing through the big toes.


Builds strength and courage. Encourages opening in the hips.