In day nine of our 30 day yoga challenge, Sarah Malcolm teaches the first in a series of standing poses meant to strengthen and energise the entire body – the Warrior I
Welcome to day nine of Healthista’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge, with leading London yoga teacher, Sarah Malcolm (@sarahmalcs), where you learn in detail a different pose or aspect of yoga every day. If you’re just joining us, click here to go to day one and see below for links to the other days in the series.
Warrior I / Humble Warrior Variation
Warrior I, or Virabhadrasana I, is the first pose in a series of Warrior variations that is great for building stamina and energizing the entire body.
It is a beginner-level standing pose that focuses on strength and stability rather than flexibility. Regular practice of the Warrior pose will increase flexibility in the hips and prepare us for other standing poses.
Sarah also introduces the Humble Warrior variation of the pose, which helps open the hips and shoulders.
Check back in tomorrow for the next move in our yoga challenge video series.
Our 30 day yoga challenge
Each day you will be learning a new aspect to the practice, so in a month you will have learned the basic yoga poses in depth and participate in classes or do a proper sequence yourself.
Shockingly to most people, yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy! Our 30 day challenge will give you the skills to become a true yogi.
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In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon