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Downward Dog

How to do the Downward Dog

1. Stand tall with your feet planted firmly on your workout mat with them placed shoulder-width apart

2. Pivot forward at the hips and allow your hands to reach palm down on the ground (bending your knees slightly is okay!)

3. Keeping your hands grounded, walk your feet back bit by bit until your glutes are pointing upwards and the shape of your body is an upside-down V

4. Aim to lengthen your spine as you bring your head down between your extended arms

What muscles does the Downward Dog stretch?

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The primary muscles stretched in the Downward Dog are the Chest and Hamstrings. The secondary muscles stretched are the Calves and Shoulders.