Downward-Facing Dog Pose
"Downward-Facing Dog strengthens the hands, arms, and legs while stretching the shoulders, the hamstrings, and calves," Liza told POPSUGAR. If you're not as flexible through your hamstrings, feel free to bend your knees while tilting your tailbone as high as possible to keep your spine straight.
- Come onto the hands and knees with your wrists underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips.
- Inhale as you tuck your toes under your heels. Then exhale to lift your hips, coming into the classic upside-down "V" shape called Downward-Facing Dog.
- Spread your fingers wide, and create a straight line between your middle fingers and elbows. Work on straightening your legs and lowering your heels toward the ground. Relax your head between your arms, and direct your gaze through your legs or up toward your belly button.
- Breathe deeply for five breaths.