Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior 3) is deceptively hard in its simplicity. The see saw balance of your torso over the legs requires not only a strong core but flexibility in both the hips and legs. Maintaining the curves of the spine while keeping the hips square and balancing on one leg not only builds heat but also cultivates a warrior quality of being strong and stable while maintaining flexibility of mind and body.
To come into this pose find Tadasana with your Dristi ( eyes focused) on a stable point in front of you.
Start to shift your weight to your left foot as you lift the leg back behind you.
As your leg lifts let your torso move forward and down in response to your shift of center.
Work towards bringing the torso and lifted leg into one line.
The full extension of the pose is arms out in front in line with your ears but variations include arms along your side fingers reaching back behind you, hands in pray and hands clasped behind the back.
Remember it is some time better to pull back out of a pose to finesse the alignment of the spine and integrity of the core