half downward facing dog

ardha adho mukha shvanasana

Half downward facing dog builds upper and core body strength and deeply stretches the backs of the legs.

This posture stimulates the brain and nervous system, improving memory, concentration, hearing and eyesight.

From downward facing dog, inhale and lift the right leg up towards the ceiling.

 Keep the palms pressing flat to the floor, let the head hang from the neck and press the left heel down towards the floor.

Reach up through the right toes.

Breathe and hold for 1-4 breaths.

Exhale and lower the right foot back down to the floor into downward dog.

Inhale and lift the left leg up, reaching the toes towards the ceiling.

Breathe and hold for 1-4 breaths.

To release: lower the left foot down to downward dog.

Bend the elbows and lower the forearms to the floor.