Downward Facing Dog at the Wall


Author: Emily Burrows

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Downward facing dog is one of those poses that people see and instantly realize it’s yoga. This standing variation is one that’s accessible if you can’t get up and down from the ground easily or if you can’t get on the ground because the other people in your office will notice. It’s also a helpful variation if you have wrist issues or carpal tunnel syndrome.

“Wall dog” is a great opportunity to stretch your legs, back and shoulders, and get that upside-down energy that you get in the traditional downward facing dog on the mat, too.

If you liked this video tutorial, check out our online Yoga Basics program! Yoga Basics has videos, audios and readings that help you not only learn basic poses and breath techniques, but also integrate mindfulness and self-compassion into your every day.

This video is part of our Yoga is for Every Body series!

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