Spring is here – and there is something celebratory about Warrior 1, strengthening our connection with the earth as well as lifting our hearts towards the heavens as we reach up.  Let’s welcome the arrival of Spring sunshine with an energising practise this month!

From Mountain Pose, inhale and take a big step forward with the right foot, turning the left toes out at an angle.

Square the hips to face forwards.

Exhale, bending the right knee, sinking into it to create a 90 degree angle, with the knee positioned above the ankle (adjusting the position of the feet if necessary in order to achieve this alignment).

On an inhalation, raise the arms above the head, either bringing the palms together, or keeping the arms parallel, with palms facing towards each other.

Relax the shoulders.

Lengthen the lower spine and ground through the soles of the feet – the lower body beautifully grounded and the upper body lifting and lengthening, light and spacious.

To return to Mountain pose, step the left foot forward to meet the right. Repeat on the opposite side.

Namaste,

Safia x

Virabhadrasana 1

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