Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dolphin Pose

Dolphin Pose
This is a pose that I incorporate a lot into my classes.  A LOT....... There are quite a few poses that I have  faith in and this is one of them.  Pair it with dolphin plank for some great core conditioning and reap the benefits; strong arms and shoulder girdle, strengthening of upper back area, and stretching throughout the calves, arches, and hamstrings.

Begin on all fours (hands and knees) on the mat and interlace your fingers together or have palms touching.  Lift your hips as you exhale (much like a down dog movement) and lengthen your spine.  Pull your lower belly upwards.  If you have tight hamstrings you can keep your knees bent slightly. Your feet should be hip-width distance apart.

Continue to actively press forearms into the floor as you lift up and broaden through your shoulder girdle.  Hold for 7 breaths.

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