Warrior II

Do: Concentrate on using the rhomboid muscles (back muscles that connect the shoulder blade with the spine) and the core to prevent the tension from riding up into the shoulders. This is a challenging posture and also an endurance posture. Because the core is at the center of the body, maintaining the right form is grounding -- helping lift through the chest and promoting proper alignment of the spine.
Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times
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