Down Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Down Facing DogAdho Mukha Svanasana

Main benefit – Strengthens the arms, shoulders and opens the back of legs.

1. Come onto all fours with hands underneath the shoulders and knees under the hips. Spread your fingers wide.

2. Tuck the toes under, start to extend the arms and start bringing the knees off the floor.


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Come to extend the arms, and start to work the kegs straight. Try to bring the weight back into your legs and not so much into your arms.

4. Look to the floor just under your belly button.

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