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Upward Facing Dog Pose

Upward Facing Dog is not as easy as it appears! This chest-opening pose requires ample arm strength to lift your hips up and away from your mat. If you're working up to Wheel, this is one of the first poses you need to master.

  • Begin at the front of your mat in Mountain Pose. Inhale to lift your arms up, and exhale to fold forward into Standing Forward Bend.
  • Inhale and look up with a flat back, and as you exhale, step or jump your feet back into a Four-Limbed Staff Pose.
  • Inhale a breath as you scoop your chest forward, balancing on the tops of your feet and your hands, coming into Upward Facing Dog. Lower your head back between your shoulder blades. Pull your shoulder blades down your back, and hold for five breaths.

Learn details about Upward Facing Dog Pose here.

Source: Laughing River Yoga