Warrior two pose is a deep hip-opening pose. It's particularly beneficial for those with sedentary jobs.
Some of the physical benefits of warrior two pose include:
- Relieves backaches
- Improves stability
- Builds core strength
- Improves flexibility
- Opens the chest
- Aids healthy digestion
- Increases lung function
- Improves strength in the legs
- Improves circulation throughout the body
Warrior two pose is also believed to help alleviate or prevent osteoporosis, flat feet, sciatica and infertility.
Beginners or those having difficulty with the pose may use a chair for stability. The seat of the chair should be under the thigh of the bent leg. If flexibility is limited, practitioners may also modify by shortening the stance.
Anyone with a recent hip, knee, or shoulder injury, or high blood pressure should avoid this pose. Those with a neck injury should not rotate the head, but keep it facing forward.