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Weekend Yoga Pose: Warrior II
Published: 3/17/2013

Want to increase stamina and express your inner fierceness? Try the Warrior II Pose. It was named in honor of an incarnation of Shiva, a fierce warrior described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet, wielding a thousand clubs. But don't be intimidated, this pose is fairly simple to master and has numerous benefits - it:

  • Strengthens and stretches the legs and ankles.
  • Stretches the groin, chest and lungs, and shoulders.
  • May help relieve backaches, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy.
  • May be therapeutic for carpal tunnel syndrome, flat feet, infertility, and osteoporosis.

Learn how to perform the Warrior II Pose.

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