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How to do Warrior II pose in the pool

woman demonstrating how to do warrior ii pose in the pool with a pool noodle

This is a tutorial specifically for Warrior II pose. If you’d like more general information about aqua yoga, check out my Ultimate Guide to Aqua Yoga.

Directions for how to do Warrior II pose in the pool with two pool noodles:

Warrior II pose in one of the most common poses we do in yoga. It helps us build strength in our legs, opens up our hips, and learn where our body is in space.

From a parallel foot posture like Mountain pose or Plank pose, bend your right knee and step forward with your right foot. Anchor your right foot to the pool floor, your left heel will be up.

Bring both noodles up to the surface of the water if they aren’t there already. Open your noodles up to be straight out of your shoulder sockets in a T position.

Pivot on the left toes to anchor the left heel. Turn your torso as you do it so your wrists end up positioned above your ankles. If you’re cold and want a more vigorous example, raise both noodles up overhead.

Your right knee is bent in line with your right toes so your right hip, right knee, and right toes are all pointing the same direction.

I hope you’re able to try out Warrior II pose next time you’re in the pool.

More Aqua Yoga Video Tutorials:

How to do Down Dog pose in the Pool

How to do Leg Lifts in the Pool

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    If you want to practice Warrior II as part a full practice sequence instead of just a single posture, buy my Wall and Steps Sequence which has Warrior II as part of Sun Salutations.


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    christa

    I'm a yoga teacher who specializes in making yoga accessible in the pool and on land. I also train and coach other yoga and aquatics professionals in aqua yoga. My teaching style is engaging, responsive, and fun. 

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