You see Downward Facing Dog pose in most yoga classes and even in popular culture and advertising. The pose stretches the back and strengthens the whole body, but can be challenging if you have sensitive wrists, arms, or shoulders. In this video, we explore how to:
- Find space and ease in Down Dog by taking a wider stance
- Engage the hands and arms to reduce sensitivity in the wrists
- Adapt the pose to fit your body by supporting the body on the forearms (Dolphin Pose), lowering the knees to the mat (Puppy Pose), or taking Down Dog at the wall
Props to try: Wall.
- Strengthens the upper body
- Lengthens the calves, hamstrings, glutes, hips and low back
- Energizing and confidence building