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#EverybodyYoga Day 6: Downward Dog

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#EveryBodyYoga Challenge

Day #6 - Downward (Facing) Dog

Downward dog is pretty self explanatory but just in case:  Make a tall "V" shape by lifting your hips straight up, sinking your upper chest and your shoulders, and relaxing down the backs of your legs into your heels.  Try to relax your upper chest toward the floor until your arms and body are in line. Inhale your belly and hips up high and relax down through your heels.

Downward Dog has so many benefits it's amazing! This pose calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression while energizing the body. It also stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands while helping to strengthen the arms and legs. Downward dog also Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause as well as menstrual discomfort when done with head supported. Who would have thought? 
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