Active Yogi: Watch Your Patterns in Warrior III

My latest post for Active Yogi uses Warrior III as an entry point for observing, evaluating, and correcting habits.

Like a yoga practice itself, Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III) can help us both watch our habitual patterns and work to change them. As we take the pose, we test our sense of balance in the lower leg, our hip strength, and our core stability. Holding the pose statically for a few breaths and moving in and out dynamically will help correct any unneeded patterns: wobbling in the lower leg diminishes with practice, and strength builds in the hips and core. Improving the stability of the lower leg, hip, and core helps prevent many of the overuse injuries common in sports.

Read more at Yoga Journal.