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Beginner Yoga Challenge: Upward Facing Dog

Performed by Marin Jayden

Benefits: Upward facing dog gives you better posture, stronger arms, wrists and spinal muscles, and stretches the chest and shoulders. Avoid this pose if you have a back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome or are pregnant.

  • Begin in plank pose.
  • Bend your arms slightly and lower your pelvis and thighs just above the floor.
  • Straighten your arms.
  • Arch your back as much as possible and look up, not allowing your knees to bend or touch the mat.
  • Let the tops of your feet touch the mat.

Modifications: Depending on your level of strength, it might be hard to keep your legs strongly suspended above the floor. If you are having difficulties, roll a thick blanket and place it under your thighs for a light rest.

Upward Facing Dog

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