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Yoga Basic Poses: Upward Boat Pose and Warrior I Pose

Do you know how to exercise upward boat pose and warrior I pose? Furthermore, do you know the benefits of these two yoga basic poses for your body and mind? No matter you are a beginner in yoga or an expert, knowing thoroughly about a specific subject that relates to yoga is compulsory.

Yoga asanas as a part of eight limbs of ashtanga yoga are meant to bring back and maintain a yoga practitioner’s healthiness. This would include:

  • Body’s vitality
  • Body’s flexibility

Inside this recent article, we describe you two yoga basic poses, upward boat pose and warrior I pose, how to perform them and their benefits to your body. We hope the information given inside this article would bring you benefits in various aspects of your life.

Happy yoga exercising!

Yoga Basic Poses – Upward Boat Pose and Warrior I Pose

Upward Boat Pose (also known as Urdva Navasana)
The steps to perform upward boat pose are as follows:
Yoga Basic Poses - Upward Boat Pose

  • Spread a blanket or yoga mat on the floor
  • Lie down on the blanket/mat
  • Draw your arms extended out to the front
  • Arch back and lift both your arms and legs from ground
  • Extend out through your hands and feet

Benefits of Upward Boat Pose

  • Good for your back
  • Tones your abdominal organs

What Upward Boat Pose Looks Like

  • Superman
  • Superwoman
  • A jumping squirrel
  • A flying fish

Warrior I Pose (also known as Virabhadrasana)
The steps to perform warrior I pose are as follows:
Yoga Basic Poses - Warrior l Pose

  • Spread a blanket or a yoga mat on the floor
  • Spread your legs wide on the blanket/mat
  • Move your left foot inside around 60 degrees
  • Turn your right foot out about 90 degrees
  • Turn your hips
  • Bend your left knee into a 90 degrees angle
  • Extend both your arms up over your head
  • Look to the front
  • Reverse your position

Benefits of Warrior I Pose:

  • Strengthens your shoulders, neck and back
  • Opens up your shoulders, neck and back
  • Builds your chest
  • Develops good chest breathing
  • Build your stamina
  • Strengthens your legs
  • Strengthens your ankles
  • Make your knees stronger
  • Stretches your thighs

What Warrior I Pose Looks Like:

  • A warrior who has high self confidence
  • A ballerina

In the next article, we will write about warrior II and warrior III pose.

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