Day 11 for #yogabums with @allykat_yogi is Dolphin Pose ~ Makarasana. This is such a great pose to build strength in preparation for forearm balance. Check back with me later for tomorrow’s pose, which is another great forearm strength-builder. @yogiphotogjo @tyneedncer @yogashalawaterdown @sandra_thornburg #yogafundamentals
Dolphin pose is wonderful because it’s a great hamstring stretch if you push back on your heels as well as a nice core work out if you shift your weight onto your forearms. I’ve been doing it more recently, trying to work up to headstands and other more complex inversions.
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!