Downward Facing Dog HIIT
Downward facing dog is a classic yoga pose that looks easy, but has many benefits when executed correctly. The downward facing dog elongates and releases tension from your spine. Opens the hips and shoulders. Stretches hamstrings, calves, arches, hands. Strengthens arms, shoulders, wrists, ankles, abdominals. It also improves digestion. It require no equipment and can be done anywhere.
Ultimate Guide to Downward Facing Dog
- Face downwards on your hands and knees. Hands shoulder width apart. Knees under your hips.
- Inhale, press the palms and slowly raise your knees off the ground.
- Lift your hips up and back.
- Straighten your legs as much as possible. Heels moving towards the ground. Press in to the floor with your hands and feet.
- Lift the shoulders away from the ears and flatten the shoulder blades on your back.
- Keep breathing deeply as you hold the pose.
An alternative is to walk down from standing into the downward dog.
The Benefits of Downward Facing Dog HIIT
Downward dog is a deceptively challenging holding posture that requires lots of strength. It uses the entire body.
Muscle groups worked with Downward Facing Dog