Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)


“Warrior II is a strong pose that is foundational for many others such as Side Angle, Half Moon and Triangle,” Crandell says. “You get to the medial side of the leg, or the inseam. It brings attention to and strengthens the quadriceps and arms. When you strengthen the legs, that increases flexibility in the hip joint.”
Practice: Try Warrior II after a few other warm-up poses but before Side Angle, Half Moon, and Triangle. This is a whole-body pose that helps you develop physical awareness and generate heat.