Durga is the goddess of courage and strength. We recognize Durga in strong winds, crashing waves, high surf, autumn, bonfires, and mountains. She’s the energetic quality of courage and inner transformation. We embody Durga’s warrior spirit when we choose to act in spite of fear. Show up and be seen with this empowering sequence. I call it Dancing Warrior Asana.
- Tadasana (mountain pose)
- Warrior I | Step your right foot forward.
- Warrior II
- Warrior III | Shift your weight onto your right foot. Lift your left heel up toward the sky. Square your hips to the ground. Bring your left hand in line with the right.
- Exalted Warrior or Reverse Warrior
- Humble Warrior
Hold each pose for one full breath cycle. Inhale and exhale completely before moving on to the next pose until you’ve completed the entire sequence of 5 warriors. Return to tadasana, step your left foot forward and repeat on the other side for one full round. Complete 9 rounds of Dancing Warrior on each side.