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A Home Practice to Awaken Your Inner Warrior

This sequence is one I turn to when I want to manifest the warrior that is omnipresent in me; my hope is that it will help you connect to your inner warrior, too.
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There are times when we are called to show up as our biggest and best selves—experiences where we must travel to the depths of our life force and bring everything we have to the table for a moment, a day, or an extended mission. Whether it’s a feat of physicality or one that demands intense mental focus, these challenges require us to tap into a strength that isn’t always at the surface and readily available in our day-to-day lives. But we are all born powerful, bold, and fearless—we simply have to find it within. This sequence is one I turn to when I want to manifest the warrior that is omnipresent in me; my hope is that it will help you connect to your inner warrior, too.

Before You Begin
Come to a comfortable seated position. Close your eyes and connect your sit bones to the earth as you lengthen your spine and the sides of your body. With your head resting directly over your sacrum, begin deliberate, powerful, full inhales and exhales through your nose. With each inhale, silently repeat, “I am strong. I am powerful.” With each exhale, silently repeat, “I am a warrior.” After 5 minutes, move into Balasana (Child’s Pose).

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Teacher and model Dan Nevins is a certified Baptiste yoga teacher who has brought his unique expression of the practice all over the country. He lost his legs while serving in the US Army during the Iraq war. Learn more at dannevins.com