Let's start with the basic pose. Downward Facing Dog strengthens the upper body and increases flexibility in the lower back, hamstrings, and calves.
- Come onto your hands and knees with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.
- Inhale to straighten the legs coming into Down Dog, so you're in an upside-down "V" with the feet hips-width distance apart.
- Exhale to relax the head between the shoulders and stay here for five breaths.