Reverse Warrior increases energy and relieves stress while providing numerous benefits to the body, including the reduction of back pain.
Begin in Warrior II by stepping out three-and-a-half to four feet. Raise your arms so they are parallel to the floor, palms facing down, shoulder blades wide. Turn your left foot to the left and your right out at 90 degrees. Firm your thighs and keep your left kneecap in line with the center of your left ankle. Bend your left knee over your left ankle in a lunge. Lengthen your spine as you tilt your tailbone slightly forward, engaging the abdomen. Bring your right hand down the back of your right leg, palm facing down. Turn the leftt palm up toward the sky. Remember to breathe. Raise your left arm as you begin to go into a backbend. Keep your hips open as you do in Warrior II, but lift your chest to the sky. Be careful to not compress the back of your neck as you look up. Bend into your front knee, keeping the weight evenly distributed on your front foot. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute. Breathe. Repeat on the other side. Feel how open your heart is.