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Season 1 - Episode 5

Warrior 1

10 min - Tutorial


We look at Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1), with the help of Matt, Julie, and Winifred.
What You'll Need: No props needed

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Oct 03, 2014
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Kira-Your approach to yoga asana as gentle, honest, self-exploration is a breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing. Billie A.
I find that I have some minor lower back pain/stretch on the side with the leg back. This isn’t mentioned in the tutorial. Am I somehow doing something wrong or is this how it should feel. I want to turn my hips sideways but I see you should be facing the front leg.
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Hi there June! Sorry you are experiencing pain on the side with the leg back. To be clear about the intention of this tutorial, we are not so much teaching the pose as trying to share how different it will be for every body.

Pain usually does indicate that the way you are approaching the shape could be shifted to be more comfortable. Your inclination to want to open the hips to the sides is natural as the request to turn them forward can be uncomfortable. Without being together live, it is very difficult for me to see what shifts would make Warrior 1 more awesome for you. Meanwhile, try this class to see if it helps you find a better relationship with the shape.

Let me know how it goes. xoKira

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