Humble Warrior Pose

Humble Warrior Pose


This exercise is a yoga pose called the humble warrior pose. It involves standing with one leg forward and one leg back, bending the front knee, and reaching the arms behind the back to clasp the hands together. The pose is meant to stretch the hips, thighs, and shoulders while also building strength in the legs and core.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Humble Warrior Pose Instructions

  1. Start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Step your left foot back about 3-4 feet and turn it out at a 45-degree angle.
  3. Bend your right knee and sink your hips down towards the ground.
  4. Bring your hands to your heart center and press your palms together.
  5. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale, twist your torso to the left.
  6. Hook your left elbow over your right thigh and press your palms together.
  7. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then release and repeat on the other side.

Humble Warrior Pose Form & Visual

Humble Warrior Pose

Humble Warrior Pose Benefits

  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Increases endurance and stamina
  • Burns calories and aids in weight loss
  • Strengthens leg muscles
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Can be done indoors or outdoors
  • Requires no equipment
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Humble Warrior Pose Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves
  • Abdominals
  • Obliques
  • Back muscles
  • Chest muscles
  • Shoulder muscles

Humble Warrior Pose Variations & Alternatives