Downward Dog Pose: How-to, Tips, Benefits

In our beginner yoga pose series, Michael Taylor from Strala Yoga in New York City, demonstrates and gives us the scoop on Downward Dog.

How-to: Start on hands and knees, shoulders over wrists, toes tucked. Make a tall "V" shape by lifting hips straight up, sinking upper chest and shoulders, and relaxing down the backs of legs into your heels.

Tips: Relax upper chest toward the floor until arms and body are in the same line. Inhale your belly and hips up high and relax down through your heels on the exhale.

Benefits: Opens up the backs of your legs and upper spine. Very calming.

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