Downward facing dog is a resting pose, ideal for recovery during an intense routine. It stretches the legs and back and is a great pose to try after a long day sat by a desk.
Spread your feet shoulder width apart ensuring your weight is evenly balanced and spread your toes.
Keeping your back straight, bend forward from your waist and press your palms flat on the floor, fingers pointing forward and spread apart (You can bend your knees if you need to).
Step each foot back so you’re in a push-up position, arms extended, hands beneath your shoulders, palms flat on the floor.
Slowly raise your hips toward the ceiling keeping your hands and feet in position. Your body should make an inverted ‘V’ shape.
Gently push your chest toward your knees. Try to keep your eyes on your toes and press your heels toward the floor.
Breathe deeply, holding the pose for up to a minute. As you exhale, move more deeply into the pose.