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.