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Warrior 2 Pose

Yoga / Beginner
  • Hamstrings
  • Obliques
  • Groin
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Traps
  • Shoulders
  • Biceps
  • Forearms
  • Abs
  • Quads
  • Calves
  • Triceps
  • Lats
  • Middle Back
  • Lower Back
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Hip Flexors
  • Outer Thighs
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How to do the Warrior 2 Pose - Learn Proper Warrior 2 Pose Form

  1. Step 1: Starting standing straight up with your arms to your side.
  2. Step 2: Spread your legs apart and straighten our arms upwards and parallel to the floor. Your hands should be pointing. Your ankles should be aligned with your wrists.
  3. Step 3: While holding the position, turn your right foot 90 degrees so that it is pointing forward like your hands. Turn your left (back) foot 15 degrees or you can keep it as is.
  4. Step 4: From this position, lunge your right knee forward till it is aligned with your ankle, and they form a right angle. Make sure your left (back) foot stays planted. Keep your body facing towards the front. Your head should turn and look down the pointing arm.
  5. Step 5: Hold position for a few breaths and repeat process for opposite leg.

Warrior 2 Pose Tips

  1. Tip 1: If you are unable to fully lunge, you can lunge to a position that is more comfortable for you and yet still is giving you a great stretch.

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Warrior 2 Pose Muscles Worked

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Muscles front back Obliques blue Groin blue Chest blue Neck blue Traps blue Shoulders blue Biceps blue Forearms blue Abs blue Quads blue Calves blue Triceps blue Lats blue Middleback blue Lowerback blue Glutes blue Hamstrings blue Hipflexors blue Outerthighs blue Hamstrings orange

Warrior 2 Pose Equipment

Warrior 2 Pose Training Details

The warrior 2 pose is a yoga exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the obliques, groin, chest, neck, traps, shoulders, biceps, forearms, abs, quads, calves, triceps, lats, middle back, lower back, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors, and outer thighs.

The only warrior 2 pose equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different warrior 2 pose variations that you can try out that may require different types of warrior 2 pose equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper warrior 2 pose form is easy with the step by step warrior 2 pose instructions, warrior 2 pose tips, and the instructional warrior 2 pose technique video on this page. The warrior 2 pose is a n/a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the warrior 2 pose video, learn how to do the warrior 2 pose, and then be sure and browse through the warrior 2 pose workouts on our workout plans page!

Warrior 2 Pose Sports

Warrior 2 Pose Force Type: N/A
Warrior 2 Pose Mechanics Type: Compound
Warrior 2 Pose Other Names: Warrior 2, Warriors Pose 2 , Warrior Poses 2, Warriors Poses 2, Virabhadrasana II, Virabhadrasana 2

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