Technique of Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose
- Put your body weight on your hands and knees
- Keep the wrists beneath the shoulders and the knees below the hips.
- Curl the toes under and push back raising the hips
- Straighten the legs.
- Spread your palms, index fingers either parallel or slightly turned out
- As you exhale and lift your knees away from the floor, push the floor away from your hands, positioning your body like an inverted V, achieving a straight line from your hands to your shoulders to the hips. Straighten arms and straight legs.
- As you inhale, press downward into your hands and lift outward out of the shoulders. Lift your head and torso back through the line of your body.
- Stay in this pose anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes
Benefits of Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose
- It builds up strength in the upper arms
- It gives space and opening in the back, neck, chest, hips and shoulders.
- It strengthen hands, wrists, low-back, hamstrings, calves
- Reduces back pain by strengthening the entire back and shoulder belt
- It Increases blood circulation in the body
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