This pose is Warrior I, and yes there is a Warrior II for later in your yoga career. You’ll need to know the downward-facing dog to do this one well. This is a fun one.
How to do the pose: Start in downward-facing dog and put one foot forward between your hands. Turn your back foot out 45 degrees. Bend your front knee directly over your heel while you straighten your back leg and push that heel toward the ground. Lengthen your spine and lift your arms in an upside-down V above your head. Widen your stance if you find it hard to balance. Breathe deeply and hold for five to eight breaths.
Benefits: This pose strengthens your leg and back muscles while stretching your chest, shoulders, neck, and ankles. Warrior pose will help build strength and stamina for more difficult poses later.
These are the four best yoga poses for beginners. And just like that, you’ve started on your yoga journey. Put all of these poses together and you’ll have a beginner yoga routine to build on and expand until you reach human pretzel status.