Downward Dog

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Downward Dog

This yoga position stretches the lower back, calves, hamstrings and shoulders.

Start on the floor on your hands and knees. Your hands should be under your shoulders, and your feet flexed with toes on the floor about hip-width apart. Gently raise your buttocks, shifting your weight towards your feet, until your body is in an inverted “V” position. (It isn't necessary that your feet end up flat on the floor, but they should be as close to it as comfortably possible. Hold the “V” position for 60 – 90 seconds, and slowly return to the starting position.



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