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Downward Facing Dog Pose

Type: Yoga
Sanskrit: Adho Mukha Svanasana
Level :  Equipment : Yes
Restorative
Hamstrings
Shoulder Stretching

Downward Facing Dog Pose Steps:

Step 1:
Start in table top position (hips directly above the knees and shoulders directly above the hands).

Step 2:
Inhale to prepare.

Step 3:
Exhale to extend the legs and press the hips up towards the ceiling as you press the hands into the floor.

Step 4:
Inhale to lengthen through the spine and raise the tailbone up towards the ceiling.

Step 5:
Exhale to press the heels and hands into the floor.

Step 6:
Hold the posture for 5 to 10 breaths and then return to starting position.

Top Tip:

- Calms the brain and helps relieve stress
- Energizes the body
- Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
- Strengthens the arms and legs
- Improves digestion
- Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue
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