Yoga Poses For Healthy Skin: How To Downward Dog

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Yoga Poses For Healthy Skin: How To Downward Dog

Downward Dog, also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana, is a popular yoga pose that stretches the hamstrings, calves, and spine, strengthens the arms and shoulders, and calms the mind. Here's how to practice Downward Dog:

  1. Begin on your hands and knees, with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.

  2. Spread your fingers wide and press your palms into the mat.

  3. Inhale as you tuck your toes under and lift your hips up and back.

  4. Straighten your arms and legs, and press your heels towards the mat.

  5. Keep your head and neck relaxed, and look towards your feet or navel.

  6. Breathe deeply and hold the pose for a few breaths.

  7. To come out of the pose, exhale and slowly lower your knees back down to the mat.

Some tips to keep in mind while practicing Downward Dog:

  • If you have tight hamstrings, you may need to keep your knees slightly bent to avoid straining your lower back.

  • Engage your core muscles to protect your lower back and keep your hips in line with your shoulders.

  • Spread your fingers wide and press firmly into the mat to avoid putting too much pressure on your wrists.

With regular practice, Downward Dog can help improve flexibility in the hamstrings and spine, strengthen the upper body, and calm the mind for healthy, glowing skin. Remember to practice with awareness and respect for your body's limitations.

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