Warrior One Pose

There are many ways to enter Warrior One Pose. Here are the most common: from Mountain pose or Forward Fold, stepping one foot back; or Wide Legged Mountain Pose with feet wider than your hips.

  • Front foot points to the front of your mat (the short edge)
  • Back foot points in about 45 degrees with your toes aiming towards the front corner of your mat
  • You may choose to step your feet wider apart and/or closer together in order to help you square your hips off to the front of the mat
  • Back leg is straight, with all four corners of your feet grounding down into the mat
  • Front leg is bent, one day perhaps at 90 degrees, taking care not to extend your knee beyond your ankle
  • Tailbone lengthens down towards the mat and the crown of your head reaches up to the ceiling
  • Hands can come to your hips, together at your heart, or reach overhead
  • Breathe deep