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Downward Dog Yoga Pose – Training the dog
Downward Dog Yoga pose - The role of downward facing dog is vast. Done properly and consistently, the most noticeable benefits include: Stronger hands, wrists, lower back, hamstrings, calves and Achilles tendon. Decrease in back pain by strengthening the entire back and shoulder girdle. All from doing the downward-dog pose - Getting the Downward dog done To get the downward dog pose going begin on your hands and knees. Align your wrists directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. The fold of your wrists should be parallel with the top edge of your mat. Point your middle fingers directly to the top edge of your mat. Stretch your elbows and relax your upper back. Spread your fingers wide and press firmly through your palms and knuckles. Distribute your weight evenly across your hands. Exhale as you tuck your toes and lift your knees off the floor. Reach your pelvis up toward the ceiling, then draw your sit bones toward the wall behind you. Gently begin to