3 Modifications for Warrior II

Virabhadrasana II or Warrior II can be a demanding pose.

First, you have the slight twisting action of rotating the greater trochanter (outside lower hip) away from each other, the balancing by bending your knee, and the strength to keep your arms up.

If you haven't worked out in a while or you suffer from chronic pain or illness you can't just jump into doing the pose in the middle of the room. You need to work up to it.

1. Toes Up the Wall (or Block)

My pointing around the legs is to remind you to turn your thighs away from each other or out.

2. Foot Against the Wall

3. Over a Chair

After you feel strong and comfortable with these, you can work up your time in the pose.

When you can hold about a minute, cut down the time and start working in the middle of the room.