Yoga Pose: Downward-Facing Dog with Stacked Hips

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  • Downward-Facing Dog with Stacked Hips

  • Category:
    Arm and Leg Support / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvānāsana), one leg reaches up toward the sky, the top knee is bent and the hips are stacked. The shoulders are squared to the earth. Heart is open. The shoulder blades squeeze together and the forehead drops down towards the earth. The gaze is to the back.

  • Benefits:

    Tones and strengthens the standing leg. Improves flexibility. Opens the hips.