#Wellness Wednesday- Yoga For Life: Week 103

 

Extended Puppy Pose

Benefits:

Stretches spine and shoulders\

Opens heart

Can also open hips

Foundation & General Alignment:

Start in childs pose. Extend arms out in front of body.

Arms are both engaged and lifted off of ground.

Shoulders are back and away from ears

Back has an even curve in it.

Hips are pressing back.

Knees are bent and hips are over knees.

Toes are tucked to help balance.

Head is looking forward or looking down towards ground.

Common Problems:

Shoulders are curled up towards head.

Knees and hips aren't in line.

Modifications:

Hands can be up on blocks to deepen stretch.

Knees can be on blanket for added comfort.

 

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