Virabhadrasana II - Warrior 2
Vira = hero or warrior.
Bhadra = friend.
Asana = steady pose or posture.
Dve = two.
This powerful grounding posture will help strengthen the legs and core whilst giving you inner strength to help overcome obstacles.
How to Perform Virabhadrasana 2
Begin by standing with your feet leg length apart. Keep the left foot pointing straight forward and turn the right foot out. The hips and torso are facing forward and your arms are level with your shoulders, keep the arms level with the shoulders and work to soften the shoulders maintaining a long neck (often during this posture the shoulders begin to tense and lift). Bend your right knee and turn your head to look along your right arm. Keep lifting the lower abdominal muscles and lengthening the spine. Make sure that you have equal energy in each arm.
Hold for ten slow controlled breaths in and out through the nose and then repeat on the other side.