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Don't Just Down Dog

In many classes, you'll find yourself spending a lot of time in Down Dog. While it is a challenging pose on its own, you can make it harder (and burn more calories) by doing variations like Quarter Dog with your forearms resting on the mat (this also gives tired wrists a break), Three-Legged Dog with one leg in the air, or get all fancy and do Down Dog Dancer. All these variations require more balance and upper body strength, so you're exerting more energy to hold them.

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