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How to do Downward Facing Dog

For today's practice, we explore a very popular yoga posture - Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Shvanasana).

Down Dog offers a wonderful stretch to our legs, especially our hamstrings, calves and ankles. In addition, this posture stretches out our shoulders and spines. It is a sweet little inversion that can increase blood flow to the brain, and perhaps help you find some inner peace.

Down Dog is typically regarded as a "resting posture," but let me tell ya, that is not always the case especially if we are in this pose for a period of time. Therefore, we will be starting low to the ground in a cooling posture before transitioning to Down Dog.

Optional Items: a blanket and two yoga blocks (or books).

These props will help us grow the posture, and may help us find some more ease in this pose.

Variations will be offered if those props are not available to you.

Let's wag our tails and get movin'!

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