POSE: Downward Facing Dog
SANSKRIT: Adho Muhka Svanasana
- Begin in a forward fold with one Flexistretcher loop around each foot and foam center around the lower back.
- Walk hands out and keep hips lifted up and back to come into Downward Dog position
From here, check in with parts of your body:
Hands rooted down evenly
Lift forearms up and away from the mat
Lift bottom ribs close to your thighs and stay engaged in front part of torso
Reach heels down, straightening the legs if possible
- The Flexistretcher releases in the lower back from the gentle additional pressure, feeling just as if you are getting a personal assist in class!
Bend the knees or make feet wider for tight hamstrings
For tight shoulders, make arms wider
Elongates spine and releases tension
Deep stretch for the backs of the legs
Strengthening for arms, back, fronts of legs