Learn how to make the most of this "resting pose" which is really quite active. Open and strengthen your shoulders and your upper back, and open the hamstrings, calves and ankles. Add the breath. When you've got the basics down, try the classes below that flow in and out of this universal pose.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Downward-Facing Dog.
A well-rounded practice for pregnant yogis that emphasizes a release in the upper back, shoulders and neck. Grab a strap (a towel or tie will do) and feel the benefits of breathing consciously with mindful movement!
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.
You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana.
Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
Grab a scarf (or strap!) and let's get to it! This is a quick practice that will gently work on strengthening the core, toning the pelvic floor and opening the chest. Appropriate for mamas who are 6 weeks postpartum and have clearance from their care providers to return to physical activity.
A prenatal yoga class that connects you to your breath in order to get deep into a stiff neck, tight shoulders, chest and upper back. Perfect for early in the morning or after a long day before you head off to bed. Great at any stage of pregnancy.
This practice will guide you through a gentle sequence of yin stretches with plenty of emphasis on the breath. Release blockages and cultivate space and freedom at every level of your being. Enjoy, yogis!
It's a myth that "basic" equals "boring". This practice breaks down some of the most basic poses in a way that teaches you to stay curious so that you can continue to make the discoveries that will ultimately lead to increased strength, flexibility and overall awareness. Enjoy!