Plank to Downward Facing Dog is an excellent total body stretch that strengthens your arms and spine, improves balance and supports abdominal strength.
- Start in table top position – stack your shoulders directly above your wrists and hips directly above your knees.
- Come into plank position by tucking your toes and straightening your legs.
- Press our hips back and skyward to come into downward facing dog.
- Arms and legs should remain straight so your body looks like an upside-down V.
- Spread your fingers wide so that your middle finger points to the front corners of your mat.
- Ears should be level with your biceps so that your neck is a continuation of your spine.
- Stretch your heels down towards the mat.
- Return to plank position by shifting your shoulders forward so that they are over your wrists.
- Hold each position for 5 seconds, repeat for 6 -12 reps each.
Recipe of the Week:
The simple marinade for this broiled Salmon With Sesame and Herbs dish hits all the right notes: salty, sweet and sour. Close contact with intense heat will help crisp up the skin while keeping the rest of the fish tender and flaky.
Quote of the Week:
“Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing.”
– Lori Deschene