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Your Pregnancy Yoga Pose - #7

Downward Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana

Come to the floor on your hands and knees. Press down firmly with your hands gripping your mat then tuck your toes under and slowly start to straighten your legs back, lifting your seat towards the ceiling. Bring your feet slightly wider than your hips and keep your ears in line with your upper arms. Now take a big breath in and root down strongly through your arms. Then as you exhale, lengthen back through the sides of your waist and stretch back through your thighs, feeling your lower back open and you should feel a gentle stretch in your legs. Take two more breaths and rest. This is a very good pose if you need some energy in the middle of your day. Please note if you have wrist pain you can place your hands on the lower part of a chair at the wall.

Benefits - Energizes the body, stretches hamstrings, calves, arches and hands
Cautions - High blood pressure or headache place head on bolster or block

This Yoga information has been provided by Danielle Vouvalides. For more information about her yoga classes and also her doula work please call 310.926.7652 or email her at :


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