Downward Dog

  1. Begin on your hands and knees. Align your wrists directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips (neutral position).
  2. Stretch your elbows and relax your upper back.
  3. Spread your fingers wide and press firmly through your palms and knuckles. Exhale as you lift your knees off the floor, and your hips rise towards the sky. Gently begin to straighten your legs, but do not lock your knees. Your body should be in a similar shape to an ‘A’.
  4. Do not walk your feet closer to your hands — keep the extension of your whole body.
  5. Press the floor away from you as you lift through your pelvis. You want to straighten your back, and stretch out your back.
  6. Hold this position for 3-60 seconds, before slowly coming back down into neutral position.