REVERSE WARRIOR | PARIVTTA VIRABHADRSANA II
Reverse Warrior maintains the strong base of Warrior II and introduces a side bend to the body. The extension on the front side of the torso is a great counterpose to your Downward Dogs.
From Warrior II, drop your back arm to your back leg, spin your front palm up to face the ceiling. Lift your front arm up to the sky, bending back slightly. Gaze high to your upper hand.
Press through the outer edge of your back foot. Stretch the mat apart with your feet. Stack your front knee over the ankle in a vertical line. Dip your hips down so your front thigh is parallel to the floor. Rotate your inner thighs out and away from each other. Lift your belly, spine and chest, stacking your shoulders over the hips. Drop your shoulder blades down your back. Reach through both arms and fingertips as if being pulled apart. Make sure you roll the left knee out toward the left toe.