Warrior Pose

At times in our lives we have to fight to good fight of faith. There is a yoga move called Warrior One Pose, that strengthen, relax, energize, and equip our physical body for engaging in life circumstances. We equip our soul and spirit through praying and declaring God’s promises over us and through out the day. To get a visual image of ourselves as victorious warriors let us try the Warrior One pose. (Know your body’s limitation).
1. Standing with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides.
2. Take a deep breathe deeply, this will help you to calm your mind in Christ.
3. Exhale as you step your feet wide apart, about 4 to 5 feet.
4. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees, so your toes are pointing to the top of the mat (Listen to your body on how far to separate your feet).
5. Pivot your left foot inwards at a 45-degree angle.
6. Align your front heel with the arch of your back foot.
7. Keep your pelvis turned toward the front of your mat.
8. Press your weight through your left heel. Then, exhale as you bend your right knee over your right ankle.
9. Your shin should be perpendicular to the floor. Lift through the arches of your feet, while rooting down through your ankles.
10. Reach up strongly through your arms. Broaden across your belly, lengthen the sides of your waist, and lift through your chest. Keep your palms and fingers active and reaching (Know your body range of motion limitation).
11. Keep your arms parallel or press your palms together.
12. Gently if you feel comfortable, tilt your head back and gaze up at your thumbs. GIVE GOD THE GLORY.
13. Keep your shoulders relaxed and if possible dropped away from your ears. GIVE GOD THE GLORY
14. Feel your shoulder blades pressing firmly inward. PRAISE HIM.
15. Press down through the outer edge of your back foot, keeping your back leg straight (Know your body range of motion limitation).
16. Hold for up to one minute if possible and PRAISE GOD.
17. To release the pose, press your weight through your back heel and straighten your front leg. Lower your arms. Turn to the left, reversing the position of your feet, and repeat for the same length of time on the opposite side (Know your body range of motion limitation).
“For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me” (Psalms 18:39).