“Learn to slow down.”
Sanskrit: Virabhadrasana III
How to do it
From Warrior I, hinge forward at the hips. Rest your abdomen on your front thigh. Step the back foot in and shift your weight into your front foot.
On an inhale, lift your back leg off the ground, straighten through the leg, and reach through your back heel. Press your palms together in front of your sternum (prayer hands) and gaze forward.
You can also place your arms along the hips, outstretched in front of you like you’re flying, or on the floor underneath your shoulders.
This heating pose strengthens your legs, outer hips, and upper back. It also helps improve balance and posture.
Observe how you judge both yourself and those around you.