Total Body Stretch – Plank To Downward Facing Dog

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 

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