Make sure your hips and shoulders are facing straight in front of you. Keep your weight evenly placed in the front foot (meaning don’t let the weight just sit in the ball of your foot – can we say “awkward?”) as you hinge forward at the hips bringing your chest down and back leg up. You’ll be parallel with the floor.
Arm placement can be straight in front of you in line with your ears OR back at your sides. Keep your head and neck in line with your spine so don’t look up or droop it forward toward the floor.
Why bother with Warrior 3? Improve balance and posture. Strengthen the ankle and leg. Strengthen the shoulders (when arms are forward) and legs.