A Yoga Pose to Help Tone Your Body Did you know that simplemovements and poses everyday can help you loseweight?
Downward Dog Pose
How To: 1. Folding forward at the hips, place your palms on the mat. If you can’t reach, bend your knees to get your palms to the mat. 2. Step one foot back several feet, and press your palms firmly into the mat. 3. Pressing strongly into your palms, step the other foot back to meet the extended leg, while lifting your hips up. 4. Adjust your feet by stepping them closer to your hands. Straighten your legs and push away from the floor.
How It Works: The Downward Dog Pose or Adho Mukha Svanasana is a weight-bearing pose. You need to position the upper body on your hands. It is an excellent way to tone your arms and biceps. It also strengthens your entire upper body. It stretches your back, chest, shoulders, hamstrings, and calf muscles. Precautions: Do not do this pose if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Do not attempt yoga before speaking to your physical therapist. If you have pain while attempting this pose please call iMotion Physical Therapy.
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