Downward Dog with Knee Tuck

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DownwardDogWithKnee

Move Targets: Core


Step-By-Step:

Step 1: From standing position, bend over, placing your hands to the floor. Walk your hands out until both your hands and your feet are completely touching the mat. You should resemble a downward “v.” Take your legs out to shoulder width apart and spread your fingers apart. Make sure your wrists are under your shoulders and your knees are under your hips.

Step 2: Press through your palms and shoulders, keeping your stomach tucked in and your hips lifted. Try to walk your legs out further back. Focus on trying to touch your heels to the mat. Keep the neck relaxed.

Step 3: Lift your right leg off the mat, bending at the knee. Bring your right knee in, tucking it as far under your chest as you can. Try to reach towards your nose. Return right leg back and repeat with left leg.Continue alternating legs in downward dog for 60 seconds.


Modification (Beginner):  Do not tuck your knee in and stay in a tighter “v” shape, keeping your hands and feet closer together for 60 seconds.


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Equipment:

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