Downward dog is one of the most common yoga poses, and is strengthening for the entire body.
Sanskrit Name: Adho Mukha Svanasana
English Translation: Downward Facing Dog
Adho - Downward
Mukha - Facing
Svana - Dog
Asana - Posture
Begin in tabletop on the hands and knees with the hands should distance and feet hip distance apart.
Straighten the legs, lifting the hips. Internally rotate the thighs and reach the thighs backward.
Press the palms firmly down, while drawing the shoulders away from the ears and externally rotating through the shoulders.
Release the head down and look toward the navel.
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