Reverse Warrior Yoga Pose
About Reverse Warrior Yoga Pose
The reverse warrior pose is classified as a standing backbend asana. Since the reverse warrior yoga pose is an intermediate level yoga posture, beginners are advised to attempt it only after they can comfortably perform all the basic yoga asanas. The reverse warrior pose is also known as the ‘Yoga Crescent Pose’ and the ‘Proud Warrior Yoga Pose’. This standing backbend posture is excellent for strengthening and stretching the legs and the spine. Before attempting the reverse warrior yoga pose, warm up the muscles by performing simple yoga asanas such as the adho mukha svanasana and uttanasana. Warming up your muscles will prevent muscle injuries and strains.
Step By Step Instructions
Get ready to stretch your body with the reverse warrior yoga pose sequence!
- Position yourself in the warrior II pose.
- Lower your back hand down to your rear leg and slide it down the back of the leg.
- Raise your front arm and bring it next to the ear.
- Keep your front knee bent as it was in the warrior II pose. Slide your back hand down your rear leg as much as you possibly can.
- Look up and gaze at your outstretched fingers.
- Maintain the reverse warrior yoga pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute at least.
- Exit the reverse warrior pose and repeat the sequence with the other leg.
The reverse warrior pose, like the other yoga warrior poses, has numerous health benefits!
- Acts as a stimulant for the abdominal organs.
- Improves flexibility and mobility.
- Enhances stamina and endurance.
- Stretches and strengthens the ankles, legs and shoulders.
- Stretches the chest, lungs and groins.
- Alleviates lower back pain and fatigue.
- Soothes and calms the mind.
Things to Remember!
Individuals with injuries and chronic pain in the legs and back should refrain from attempting the reverse warrior yoga pose without the supervision of a qualified yoga teacher.