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Pose of the Week: Warrior 3

WARRIOR 3
virabhadrasana 3

SHAPE PREP
(from mountain back of mat)
Lift arms overhead; straighten arms. Separate hands shoulder-width apart (more difficult: keeping arms straight, place palms together, cross thumbs).
Step right foot forward to middle of mat.

SHAPE POSE
Bring arms, torso, and back leg parallel to floor. Point lifted foot.
Straighten legs (more doable: bend standing knee to accommodate tight hamstrings).
Look straight ahead.

SAFETY POSE
Lean forward slightly.
Tone legs, tighten kneecaps, firm hamstrings.
Press tailbone down, tone abdomen.

REFINEMENT PREP
Lift chest, stretch spine

REFINEMENT POSE
Lift back ankle, abdomen, chin, and wrists.
Be soft, yet determined in eyes.

Repeat on the second side.

This pithy posture, like the practice of yogahour, leaves little room for kind of/sort of.

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