Feel strong and energized in Reverse Warrior. Reverse Warrior is a strong standing pose that stretches along the side while energizing your entire body. Through this pose, you will feel your body warm up, including your arms, core, and legs. When doing this pose, invite children to make a strong warrior call when lifting your arm to the sky.
Tip: Keep your knee directly above your ankle, making sure not to overextend over your toes.
Pose: Reverse Warrior
Ages: Appropriate for all ages. For younger kids who may have trouble balancing, they can modify the pose by bending the knee slightly.
Mantra: I expand my power.
From Warrior II, bring your left arm down to rest on your left leg.
Inhale deeply and raise your right arm tall to the sky.
Keep your right knee bent and press into your right heel. Relax your shoulders.
Lift your heart slightly as you feel the backbend. Gaze above you.
Hold the pose for a few seconds and then switch sides.
Additional Exercises with Kids:
Make a warrior call: when lifting your arm to the sky, make your fiercest warrior call
Be a warrior: Talk about what makes you a warrior. What makes you powerful? How does this pose make you feel powerful?
Develops balance and concentration
Stretches the side of the torso and arm
Opens the chest and hips