POSE OF THE WEEK: HUMBLE WARRIOR

 
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This week's #TovamiPose is Humble Warrior!

Baddha Virabhadrasana, or Humble Warrior is a hip and heart opening pose that encourages gentle surrender (to gravity and any other forces of the universe). Check out some of our favorite tips!
As usual, listen to your body and take any modifications that you need.

  • Make sure that your lower body is in proper alignment--back foot is point 45 degrees from the top of the mat and front foot is lined up with the arch of your back foot.

  • Take a wider stance if that allows you to square your hips or balance better.

  • Press your palms actively into each other to encourage further opening in the chest.

  • Relax your face and your jaw. Allow your eyes to soften or close.

  • Press actively into the heel of that front foot so that you're supporting that front hip and engaging through the musculature.