yoga for snowboarding
posted: January 27, 2010
Be a warrior on the mountain as well as on the mat with Warrior Two pose (Virabhadra). This pose is great for snowboarders because it stretches the legs, ankles, shoulders and arms.
Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Take a few deep breathes, and on an exhale step or lightly jump your feet about three feet apart.
Exhale and bend your right knee over the right ankle, making a perpendicular angle to the floor. Keep your left leg straight, using your left foot to anchor yourself as you hold the pose with your arms outstetched.
Hold this pose for about 30 seconds, breathing deeply and keeping your forward leg bent. Reverse the feet and repeat for the same length of time on your other side.