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Upward Facing Dog

SKILL LEVEL
  • Advanced
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Strengthens the hands, wrists, shoulders, thighs and glutes.
  • Stretches the hip flexors, abs and chest.
  • Increases spinal mobility.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Set-Up

    Upward-Facing Dog is a fairly unique pose, since it really only shows up as part of a sequence known as a viƱyasa.

  • Action

    It is identical to Cobra except that you straighten your arms and lift your thighs up off the mat.

  • Refinements

    Draw your shoulders back, lengthen your neck and look straight ahead.

CONTRAINDICATIONS 
  • Avoid Upward Facing Dog if you have a foot, ankle, wrist, hip, lower back or shoulder injury.
MASTER UPWARD FACING DOG

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