It’s the most common yoga pose of all – but what’s really so great about the Downward Dog?
Our trusted Yogi Emma Harrison tells us how to master this move, which looks simpler than it really is – and why it’s worth it!
As you position yourself into The Downward Dog , you’ll calm mind chatter, relieve stress, and feel the healing benefits.
Begin on your hands and knees. Send your hips up and back. Keep your knees slightly bent with your heels lifted Sitting bones move toward the sky and lengthen your tail bone.
Engage your legs, pushing the tops of your thighs back. Press down through the heels. Begin to straighten your knees. Firm your outer arms, rooting through your palms. Press through the finger pads. Rotate your biceps in.
Stay in the pose for more than 60 seconds, taking long slow deep breaths through the nose. Finally, bend knees and rest on the ground, in child pose.
That wasn’t so hard, was it? This pose can help to relieve headaches, insomnia, back pain, mild depression and fatigue.
You should feel energised, rejuvenated, and ready for a Happy Easter!