Pose 1 - Warrior II
Start with a wide stance on the mat, with your feet parallel. The wider the stance, the more flexibility it requires. The narrower the stance, the more strength it takes.
Turn your right leg so that your toes are pointing towards the front of the mat. Extend your left leg through the left heel, and point your toes toward the side of the mat.
With a deep inhale, take the arms overhead and reach to the sky. On the exhale, bring the arms back to the horizon, with the palms towards the ground.
Press down on both heels, and fully extend your back leg to find strength.
Pressing the back of the right hip bone towards the wall in front of you will help open hips. Continue to take deep breaths, lifting up through the heart.
This pose helps build strength in legs, deepen breathing, get blood flowing and helps to open the hips.