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Downward Facing Dog / Adho Mukha Svanasana by yogahaven

Start in a high plank, shoulders over wrists, and then lift the hips high (without moving hands or feet) to create that upside down V shape, allowing the heels to drift towards the mat. Hands should be shoulder width apart, wrists parallel to the top of the mat, and feet parallel, hip width apart. If the hamstrings or lower back are a little tight, the back may round, in which case soften the knees to send the sitting bones higher. Draw the chest towards the thighs, and wrap the triceps towards the top of the mat. Make sure you press through all ten fingertips and keep the base of the index finger and thumb grounded.

A key component of vinyasa and sun salutations, downward facing dog is a great pose to build strength in the core, open the shoulders, and the hamstrings.

Enjoy yogahaven’s full timetable of yoga and healthy living classes in the Healthy Living Zone at Syon Park, London 27-29 May and in Birmingham 23-25 June.

 

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