The warrior I pose is categorized as a standing yoga asana. The name of the pose in no way denotes violence or physical aggression. It is merely a reference to the role of the yoga practitioner as a spiritual warrior who strives to reach the coveted plateau of inner peace and harmony. The warrior I pose is excellent for building stamina, overall strength, agility and balance! Practicing a few simple warm-up yoga poses will prepare your body for the warrior I pose sequence and prevent cramps, strains and muscle injuries. The adho mukha svanasana, gomukhasana, supta virasana, upavistha konasana, virasana and vrkasana are appropriate and effective warm-up preparatory poses.