dolphin pose

Makarasana

Dolphin Pose

Jason Lawner

Start on hands and knees, table top position. Lower onto your forearms and interlace your fingers. Curl the toes under and start to straighten the legs, coming into Downward Facing Dog legs. Press into balls of the feet as the legs straighten while also pressing the chest towards the thighs. Keep the gaze in between the forearms. Hold this for 3 steady breaths and release hips onto heels for Child’s pose

Good for strengthening the arms and legs and stretching the shoulders, Also improves digestion and relieves headaches, insomnia and back pain.

Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

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#IntoNirvana Days 9 - 11

Day 9: Reverse Warrior. My favourite from all the warriors! Such a delightful stretch.

Day 10: High Lunge with Twist. I apologise for the sight of my face but this was the only way.

Day 11: Dolphin Pose. One day my heels will touch the floor. .one day.

Forearm Downdog, aka Dolphin Pose, is a favorite of mine. This pose is a serious opener for the chest and shoulders, as well as the hamstrings and calves. Dolphin Pose also strengthens the legs, arms and abs as well as helps with sciatica. After spending a few breaths in it to relax and open, I often like to turn it up a notch with some Dolphin push-ups. Join me tonight at 7pm for Vinyasa at Karen Lord Pilates Movement where we’ll explore our this pose and so many others to both strengthen and stretch our way into an amazing Monday.

#EnjulyYourPractice Day 11: Funky Dolphin

This is my first time doing this pose, but I’ll be sure to add it in to my regular practice. I anticipated feeling the stretch in my hamstrings, but the real challenge was actually in the shoulders. Definitely need to strengthen up that area if I want to do cool inversions!