Strike A Pose: Warrior I with Weights

Virabhadrasana I

This week’s strike-a-pose yoga video is brought to you by Danielle Diamond, founder of Xen Strength Yoga with Weights. In this free online yoga video, you will first explore a traditional Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) pose to learn the general alignment. After your Warrior I is aligned and solid, you’ll approach a more innovative way to practice this asana by adding in light hand weights.

As you practice this Warrior I exercise with weights, you’ll receive all of the benefits of your classic Warrior I pose including:

  • Stronger shoulders, arms, legs, and ankles

  • A stronger core and back

  • Greater openness in the hips, chest, and lungs

  • Enhanced focus, balance, and stability

  • Increased circulation and respiration

  • A lovely stretch in the arms, legs, shoulders, neck, belly, groins (psoas), and ankles

  • Boosted energy throughout the entire body

When you amp it up with weights, you’ll receive all of that goodness, plus extra benefits, including greater strength in the core and upper body. Amp up your Warrior I to mix things up, challenge yourself, and boost your strength.

Go at it, warriors!

yoga with weights

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Photo Credit: Warrior I


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