Legs are as in Warrior I, but the arms are outstretched at the sides, perpendicular to the sides of the body. Don't: Let the shoulders rise toward the ears. The shoulders are a common place to hold tension, and people sometimes tend to let them move up when they're tired. But holding the shoulders up can shorten the trapezius muscle (which extends from the base of the skull across the shoulders and down the back) and can cause a bit of spasming.
Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times
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