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Welcome to the CoreWalking Podcast, with your hosts Jonathan FitzGordon and Alex Mabilon. Join them on a journey into the body and mind gaining insights for moving, healing and aging gracefully.


Today's Episode:

Episode 25

Downward Facing Dog

One of the most, if not the most, visited poses in the modern yoga world, Adho Mukha Svanasana from the Sanskrit meaning downward-facing dog
is touted for its numerous contributions to a healthy and strong body
and a keen and quiet mind. Join us today as we dissect downward dog
to its most basic parts and put it back together to give the foundation
for a near perfect adho mukha svanasana.

Listen to Episode 25

In this Podcast...

We discuss:

The countless benefits doing downward dog regular can engender physically and mentally
• How to slowly build your down dog and let it become your rest pose
• Why downward dog is visited so often in so many yoga classes
• Aligning your hands and feet and everything in between for a beautiful down dog
• What looking at downward facing can inform in terms of posture
• A few contraindications to doing downward facing dog

Time guides:

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Show Notes...

Blog Posts:

Anatomy:

multifidus and erector spinea

Multifidus

Transverse Abdominis (The Corset Muscle)

Anteriorly posted pelvis and Neutral pelvis

Extensor carpi radialis brevis

Video:

Fingers in Downward Facing dog

Arm Movement in Downward Facing Dog

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