Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward-Facing Dog

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RYT-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher. Erica started practicing yoga daily to bring herself flexibility, strength and balance. She enjoys doing yoga on the mat in the room, in nature and at the sea side. Erica brings yoga from the mat to everyday life and it helps her to be balanced, non judgmental and to learn new things. She likes learning and challenges, and encourages students to challenge themselves, learn new asanas, practice and enjoy every minute of yoga.
Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward-Facing Dog

Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward-Facing Dog

Also know as Down Dog or Downward Dog Pose.

  • From all fours, on hands and knees. Firm your hands down, fingers spread, base of index finger grounded.
  • On an exhalation, push the floor away from you, lift your hips and push yourself back into the down dog pose, an upside down V pose.
  • Keep you knees initially bend to lengthen the spine, taking the hips up and away from you. Then if possible extending the legs, while maintaining the length in the spine. Taking the top of the thighs and knees back.
  • Press upper arms towards each other, shoulder blades down along the spine, but widen the shoulders at the back. (Ekhart Yoga)

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