Downward Facing Dog
A classic pose, Down Dog strengthens your upper body and core and increases flexibility in runners' often-tight hamstrings and calves.
- Begin with your hands and feet on the mat so you're in an upside down "V." Make sure your hands are shoulder-width distance apart with your fingers spread wide. Place feet hips-width distance apart, turning the heels outward slightly so the outside edges of your feet are parallel with the outside edges of your mat.
- Relax the head between the shoulders and stay here for five deep breaths.