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Downward-facing Dog

One of the poses in the traditional Sun Salutation sequence.
Come to a quadruped position on the floor/mat, with your hands under your shoulders hands fingers facing forward. Engage your abdominals to support the spine.
Exhale and engage your lower belly drawing the navel back to the spine. Press the floor away from you, lift your hips back and up to push yourself back into an upside-down V pose.
Keep your knees initially bent to lengthen the spine, taking the hips up and away from you. Then if possible straighten the legs, while maintaining the length in the spine. Taking the top of the thighs and knees back.
Firm the outer arms and press the bases of the index fingers actively into the floor. From these two points lift along your inner arms from the wrists to the tops of the shoulders. Firm your shoulder blades against your back, then widen them and draw them toward the tailbone. Keep the head between the upper arms; don’t let it hang.
Inhale and exhale steadily for as many breaths as you like.


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