Incline Downward-Facing Dog
How to: Incline Downward-Facing Dog
- Place a chair directly in front of you. Begin standing and place both hands on the chair slightly further than shoulder-width apart, feet together behind you. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. While maintaining a neutral spine and stabilising through your abdominals, elevate your hips to create an inverted ‘V-shape’. With knees slightly bent, press your heels into the mat and tilt your tailbone upwards. Open your chest and create space between your shoulders and ears by drawing your shoulder blades down and back. You should feel this in your hamstrings, lower and upper back. Hold this position for the specified amount of time, breathing deeply throughout.
Alternative Exercises for Chair
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