Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose)

Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose)

Benefits: This pose stretches your hip flexors and opens your chest, both of which help you feel released.

How to do it: Begin in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Step or hop your legs three to four feet apart. Lift your arms actively to the ceiling. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in 45 to 60 degrees. Keeping your left foot on the ground, rotate your hips toward your right until your torso is parallel to the front of your mat. Remain in the pose for 30 seconds to one minute, then release and repeat on the other side.