Yoga Level 1: Downward Facing Dog

Posted by FitClick
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:20pm filed under Cardio - Yoga/Pilates

Calories Burned:  204 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Begin on all fours.

Your hands are shoulder width apart, slightly in front of your shoulders.

Spread your fingers with the middle finger pointing forward.

Rotate your upper arms outward slightly to open the chest.

Your knees are hip distance apart.

Tuck your toes under and press through feet and your hands to lift your hips into the air.

Send energy down through your heels and out through your hands as your tailbone reaches for the ceiling.

Try to create space between your thighs and lower abdomen.

Your abdominal muscles are pulled up and in and your back is straight.

Hold this pose 5 breaths.

Instructions written by Marguerite Ogle.

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