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Dolphin Pose

Angle-Based Images: Dolphin Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Dolphin Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Dolphin Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Dolphin Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Dolphin Pose Video
Dolphin Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin on hands and knees
Dolphin Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Hold opposite elbows to get shoulder’s distance, then keeping elbows at shoulder's distance, place forearms parallel to one another on the ground, palms facing down
Dolphin Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Tuck your toes and lift your hips high.
Dolphin Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Drop your head and reach your chest back through your arms in the direction of your feet to enhance your shoulders opening.
Dolphin Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Reach your heels downward. Stay here for five deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

If your elbows slide out beyond shoulder's distance apart, you can loop a strap around your upper arms.

Tips

Avoid this pose if you have any shoulder injuries.

Benefits

Strengthens the arms and shoulders and opens the shoulders and chest. It is believed to alleviate neck pain. Opens the back of the legs and feet. Is alleged to calm the brain and alleviate headaches, stress, and mild depression, as well as be beneficial for those who suffer from sciatica, high blood pressure, asthma, and flat feet.

Modifications

Soften your knees if this is too intense for your hamstrings.

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