Warrior Ii Yoga Pose

Warrior Ii Yoga Pose


A yoga pose where the feet are placed wide apart, one foot facing forward and the other foot turned out to the side, with arms extended out to the sides. This pose strengthens the legs, opens the hips, and improves balance and focus.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Warrior Ii Yoga Pose Instructions

  1. Begin standing at the top of your mat with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Step your left foot back about 3-4 feet, turning your left toes out to a 45-degree angle.
  3. Bend your right knee, keeping it directly over your ankle, and sink your hips down towards the ground.
  4. Extend your arms out to the sides, parallel to the ground, with your palms facing down.
  5. Gaze over your right fingertips and hold the pose for 5-10 breaths.
  6. Release the pose by straightening your right leg and stepping your left foot forward to meet your right foot.
  7. Repeat on the other side, stepping your right foot back and bending your left knee.

Warrior Ii Yoga Pose Form & Visual

Warrior Ii Yoga Pose

Warrior Ii Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Strengthens legs, ankles, and feet
  • Stretches hips, groins, and shoulders
  • Opens chest and lungs
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Increases focus and concentration
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Can help with sciatica and lower back pain

Warrior Ii Yoga Pose Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Abdominals
  • Obliques
  • Back muscles
  • Shoulders
  • Chest

Warrior Ii Yoga Pose Variations & Alternatives