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3. Downward Dog (partial inversion)

Stretches: Hamstrings and calves, strengthens shoulders

  • Begin on all fours; press spread fingers firmly into the floor.
  • Bring your knees off floor as you lift tailbone toward ceiling.
  • Gradually straighten legs by shifting thighs back, pressing heels toward the floor.
  • Press shoulders down and keep head between arms. Stay for 1 minute.

Make it easier: If you have tight hamstrings, keep your knees slightly bent or pedal your feet by alternating the heels toward the floor.

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