d is for dog

d is for dog

d is for dog:

Begin on your hands and knees, with your hands just in front of your shoulders.  As you breathe in, tuck under your toes.  As you breathe out, press into your palms and your toes and lift your knees off the floor.  Begin to straighten your legs and arms to bring your body into an inverted ‘V’ shape.   Stay in the pose for 5 to ten breaths, then bend your knees and come back down on hands and knees to release.

It’s fun to: bark like a dog, lift one leg and then the other.

It’s good because it builds strength in the arms and shoulders, back and legs.  It helps to quiet busy minds and moods.

You need to watch that the hands are flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart, with the thumbs and forefingers firmly planted to the ground.  This ensures that the wrists are fully supported by the musculature of the arm.

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