Downward Facing Dog is a traditional posture practiced in most, if not
all, yoga classes. The theory of this posture is to create an “A”
shape with your body; rooting the hands and feet into the ground, while
shifting your hips up and back towards the sky.
This posture is an amazing, deep stretch throughout the entire body. It
works to strengthen your arms, wrists, and legs while stretching the hamstrings,
calves, lower back, and ankles. While this may seems like an all-around
wonderful pose, this posture can be very difficult to get into if you
are not used to it.
We suggest trying this pose on a chair first. For your safety, we recommend
placing a non-moving chair with the seat against a wall. Standing behind
the chair, place your hands on the top of the backrest. Begin to slowly
walk your feet away from the chair until you begin to feel a stretch on
the backside of your body. Allow the chin to drop towards the chest. Once
this begins to feel comfortable, try placing the hands on the seat of
the chair instead of the backrest; this will allow you to get deeper into
the posture. Hold for 10-15 seconds each and remember to breathe!
Join us for a class!
ProMotion Fitness+ offers Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Senior Yoga, and iRest Yoga
Nidra classes. The classes run in 8-9 week sessions but drop-ins are offered
if space is available. The next session begins the week of August 22.
Classes do have a fee and space is limited. Pre-registration is suggested
as classes do fill. Please call 240-215-1470 to register or for more information.
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