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Down Dog Pose

Angle-Based Images: Down Dog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Down Dog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Down Dog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Down Dog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Down Dog Pose Video
Down Dog Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin on all fours. Tuck your toes and lift your hips high, reaching your sit bones towards the ceiling. Reach your heels back toward the mat without touching.
Down Dog Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Drop your head so that your neck is long.
Down Dog Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Wrist creases stay parallel to the front edge of the mat. Press into the knuckles of your forefinger and thumbs to alleviate pressure from your Wrists. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from wrist, ankle, or shoulder maladies.

Benefits

Opens the majority of the body, lengthens, strengthens, de-stresses, and energizes. Improves blood flow to the entire body. Releases head and neck tension. Combats insomnia, depression, fatigue, back pain, and osteoporosis.

Modifications

Your shoulders should be outwardly rotated and away from your ears with your shoulder blades wide and down as your rotate your elbows inward.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Shoulders Exercises
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