Being comfortable in your Down Dog

January 23, 2020

Being comfortable in your Down Dog

Take it easy!  After all downward dog is meant to be a resting recovery pose that brings blood flow into the heart and head, boosting the immune system and organs.  So why is it one of the most challenging poses to relax into?

Weight distribution, focusing on a long spine rather than pressing your heals to the earth.  Let your breath expand and release the tension from the body.  Bend your knees with your heals off of the ground and focus on pressing your fingertips wide and palms pressing wait more than your wrists.  Most of your weight should be back rather than weighted forward.  Take the weight out of your shoulders by lifting the chest a little to broaden the shoulders away from the ears and focus your shoulder blades back into the ribs.  Now let your head be heavy and jaw soft. Move your breath from the bottom of your pelvic floor through a long spine to the top of the head and Ha your breath, soften your lips. Connect with your earth and water elements.  Go to our IG video for a visual instruction on a comfortable downward dog~Adho Mukha Shvanasana

Stay tuned,  I look forward to sharing more with you.  Join me for a class @ Koloa Dance House. New February yoga class schedule coming soon.

Ahui hou,

Rochelle

 

 





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