Today’s yoga pose challenge is the Downward Facing Dog. I love the way this pose feels on my upper back as well as my calves and hamstrings. Start off on your hands and knees. Push yourself onto your feet and place your hands out in front of you. Push your chest in towards your legs but keep your head relaxed. If you can’t straighten your knees in this pose don’t fret! When working through each pose it’s okay to modify until you feel more comfortable and flexible with it.
This pose can be the basis for your lunges and pigeon poses. You would simply lift one leg up and flow it through between your hands. You can also transition into plank position from this pose simply by shifting your weight forward into your hands.