#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 56

Dolphin Pose / Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

Benefits:

  • Strengthening pose.
  • Stretches shoulders, hamstrings, and calves.
  • Can help calm brain, relieving stress.
  • Can relieve symptoms of menopause.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start on hands and knees, lower onto forearms and bring body up like downward dog.
  • Weight is evenly distributed on forearms and feet.
  • Heels are on ground.
  • Legs are as straight as available.
  • Tummy is pulled in, not hanging out.
  • Back is not rounded.
  • Head is in natural position.

Common problems:

  • Heels are up off ground.
  • Back is rounded.

Modifications:

  • Bend knees a lot to help straighten back and keep heels on ground.
  • Can put heels on wall for better alignment.

 

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