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.

#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!