How To Do Downward Facing Dog in Yoga

In this video, we have special guest star Gemma Carleton here to break down step by step how to do Downward Facing Dog in yoga properly and efficiently to get the most out of the pose.

Woman doing Downward Facing Dog Pose in Yoga.

Downward Facing Dog Pose, or Adho Mukha Shvanasana in Sanskrit, is an inversion asana often practiced during a Sun Salutation. Downdog stretches the hamstrings, calves, shoulders, and the arches of the foot. Watch this tutorial to get all the benefits from the pose.

How To Do Downward Facing Dog in Yoga

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Downward Facing Dog: we’ve all heard of it, maybe not everyone has done it.

Step 1: From a plank with feet hip distance apart and hands shoulder distance apart, send your hips to the ceiling so your body is in an upside-down V shape.

Step 2: Ensure you have equal weight in the hands and the feet, heels do not have to touch the ground.

Step 3: Tilt your hip bones up towards the ceiling while bracing your core and tilting your ribs in towards your body.

About Gemma

Gemma is a certified yoga instructor, teaches fitness classes, and is a personal trainer. Check her out on Instagram and Facebook.


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