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How to practice Warrior 3 Pose

Welcome back to our Kids Love Yoga (#kidsloveyoga) pose challenge.

Each month, we feature a new yoga pose you can practice with your children. Check out the collection of pictures below, where children and adults demonstrate the focus pose. This month’s challenge is Warrior 3 Pose.

My daughter and I took a couple of trips this summer to visit family in England and Canada. To prep for the trips, we talked about what was going to happen, how we were going to travel, who we would see, and what we would do there. My daughter loves popping into the Airplane Pose when we talk about our plane trips!

Join us for this month’s pose: Warrior 3 Pose

Also known as: Airplane Pose

Sanskrit name: Virabhadrasana III


  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Firms the belly
  • Strengthens leg and back muscles
  • Opens your chest and shoulders

You could pretend to be a submarine, scuba diver, hang glider, bird, airplane, swimmer, skater, or parrot.

How to practice Warrior 3 Pose:

Start by standing tall in Mountain Pose. Then shift your weight to stand on one leg. On an inhale, slowly bend your torso forward and squeeze your shoulder blades together while extending your arms and the other leg behind you.

Gaze at the floor in front of your foot. Flex your foot so that your toes are pointing at the ground. Elongate your neck and straighten your spine so that a straight line runs from your head to your foot. Ensure that your hips are parallel to the ground.

Imagine that you are an airplane gliding through the sky. (To take a further challenge in this pose, try extending your arms out in front of you. Firm your belly.)

Come out of the pose on an exhale, lowering your leg to the ground. Take a few deep breaths. Switch sides and repeat the steps.

You could also practice Warrior 3 Pose with a group of people in a row (see below for a sample picture).

Pictures of Warrior 3 Pose:

Warrior 3 Pose by Yoga in my schoolYoga in My School

Warrior 3 Pose with Yoga Cards for KidsKids Yoga Stories

Warrior 3 Pose for KidsKids Yoga Stories

Warrior 3 Pose for kids in the gardenKids Yoga Stories

Warrior 3 Pose with TariNext Generation Yoga with Tari Suprapto

Warrior 3 Pose for kidsKids Yoga Stories

Warrior 3 Pose by Kids Yoga StoriesKids Yoga Stories

Warrior 3 Pose by Kids Yoga StoriesKids Yoga Stories


Find Warrior 3 Pose in our yoga cards for kids:

Check out these Warrior 3 Pose cards from our 50-Yoga Poses for Kids card deck featuring 25 yoga poses for kids, with 25 matching keywords.

Skater pose for kids Warrior 3 Pose from our Yoga Cards for Kids deck

Sample of Warrior 3 Pose cards from our Yoga Poses for Kids Cards

Find Warrior 3 Pose in these yoga books for kids:

A yoga story integrates yoga postures and philosophy into a storybook for children. The purpose of our yoga stories is to integrate movement, reading, and fun to foster critically thinking children who are creative, responsible, and globally minded.  Children follow the Yoga Kids in the books and act out various pretend journeys while learning about different places in the world as well as foreign cultures and new animals. Find Warrior 3 Pose in these seven yoga books for kids:


Rachel's Day in the Garden yoga book by Kids Yoga StoriesRachel’s Day in the Garden

Luke's Beach Day ImageLuke’s Beach Day


Hello, Bali yoga bookHello, Bali The abc's of Australian Animals ImageThe ABC’s of Australian Animals
Ella's Summer Fun yoga book by Kids Yoga StoriesElla’s Summer Fun Jenny's Winter Walk ImageJenny’s Winter Walk
Sophia's Jungle Adventure yoga story | Kids Yoga StoriesSophia’s Jungle Adventure

Other Yoga Poses for Kids Links:

Flower Pose

Cobra Pose

Child’s Pose

Chair Pose

Cat Pose

Bridge Pose

Butterfly Pose

Bow Pose

Boat Pose

Downward-Facing Dog Pose

List of Yoga Poses for Kids


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Yoga Kids holding Kids Yoga Stories books

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