Hello My Beautiful People! Today’s pose, Arching 3 Legged Downward Dog, teaches us that there is always a way to go further than you did last time, by just doing it. Don’t over or under think yourself out of anything. If you try at least you know if you like it or not.
The Arching 3 Legged Downward Dog is an addition or modification to the beloved downward facing dog that we all love so dearly. It gives Downward Dog the ‘take it up a notch’ edge.
Step By Step 3 Legged Dog:
- Start on your hands and knees, you want to align your wrists with your shoulders and your knees with your hips. Point your middle fingers towards the front of your mat to help straighten your alignment.
- Exhale and lift your knees, pointing your pelvis up towards the ceiling. (Do not lock your knees out). This is Downward Facing Dog, your body should be in shape of a letter A.
- Step both of your feet together making sure to keep your arms and legs straight. Next, lift your right leg back and upwards and flex your right foot. Extend your leg all the way into your heel.
- Keep your planted foot straight and your shoulders squared. Your hands and heels should make a diagonal line (/).
- Exhale and lower your right foot to the floor, placing it next to your left foot.
* Hold for 7-20 breathes. Concentrate on consciously counting your breathes, inhale and exhale. Repeat for both legs*
A Matr3Moni Reminder:
“NO MATTER WHAT, it’s your body and your choice.”
Please be careful while practicing; If you have prior injuries be extremely mindful of every movement and how it affects your body. By now you know your body and the difference between your pain and your stretch, so again, be careful.
Along with being mindful while practicing, you also have to be mindful of what is going on in the inside of your body and mental/spiritual realms. You can work your body in such a positive way and still counter the positive vibes by not having healthy habits and/or awareness. Do not fight against yourself, find ways to incorporate wellness habits into your daily activities.start trying new activities like yoga and cross fitness that engage all of your core muscles and then some that you didn’t know you weren’t working already.