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June 1, 2007

Yoga Tips for Ladies: Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog. This pose is used to stretch the Hamstrings, calves, back, as well as strengthen the shoulders, wrist and abdominal muscles. It can also be used as a transition movement.

1.Lie full length on the floor on the stomach; face downwards, feet hip width apart.

2. Rest the palms by the side of the chest, fingers and toes pointing
toward your head.

3. Exhale and raise the trunk and rear off the floor. Straighten the arms, moving the forehead toward the knees and point your tailbone towards the sky, keeping elbows straight and extending the spine.

4. Keep legs stiff and do not bend the knees but press the heels down, toes pointing straight ahead.

5. Stay in the pose, breathing deeply, keep your abdominal engaged for about a minute, then lower the trunk.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at June 1, 2007 12:29 PM

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