Down Dog

This week’s challenge will be AMAZING for both your body and your mind.

It’s energizing, will boost your circulation, and will stretch you out and make you feel like a million bucks.

Down Dog

This week, your challenge is to practice the Downward Facing Dog position for 3 minutes EVERY DAY. 

Here’s how to do it:

The body should look like an inverted “V”.

  1. Start by resting on your knees (toes curled up) and hands.
  2. Then you exhale and push your knees away from the floor, raising your hips and straightening your legs and arms.
  3. To release from Downward-Facing Dog, exhale and slowly drop your knees to the floor and rest with your arms under your shoulders as in Child’s pose.

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Practicing this daily has incredible benefits.  Here are just a few:

  • Down Dog is one of the best ways to elongate and realign the spine
  • Stretches the postural muscles and back of the legs and can help reduce lower back pain
  • Brings awareness to your breathing, calms the mind and relieves stress
  • It helps open and strengthen your chest muscles
  • It helps build stamina and strength in your arms
  • Helps improve digestion and blood flow