Yoga And Pilates Poses HOW TO Guide – DOWNWARD DOG

Yoga And Pilates Poses HOW TO Guide – DOWNWARD DOG


[Music] welcome to the yoga how to section so whether you’ve done yoga or pilates before it doesn’t really matter this section is for everybody it’s going to tell you how to practice particular postures or Pilates exercises accurately and perfectly as best you can to get best out of each posture or exercise so you look and feel great after every practice also it’s really key to avoid any injuries now it’s super unlikely that you’re going to injure yourself in your group Pilates because the essence of the exercise is that they’re controlled and steady but to avoid any injuries it’s best for you to watch all the classes through and then you’ve got all the tools that you need you to have a perfect experience in my yoga and Pilates classes so watch all the how-to section through and then you can intertwine all of your experience into my yoga and Pilates classes if you only see please subscribe to Tabitha yoga and I’ll see you on a mat welcome to the how to downward-facing dog now I add down dog or a democracy asana in all my classes because I love it there’s no better full body stretch and if that’s the only thing you do when you get up in the morning then you will leave the house feeling great I started all these how to’s in Tadasana because it just gives you chance to steady yourself to draw a line under your day and to be present so come to the front of your mat have your feet hip distance apart and hips are here not here so feet hip distance apart to the bony protruding part of your body and I’d like you to really think about standing this is how to Tadasana as well actually think about standing strong thread coming up from the top of your head hooking around the cloud so you’re tall and strong okay take a breath in bring your arms out to the side reach up and take a forward fold picking your hands to the floor as best you can bend your knees if you need to it’s not about how flexible you are and then I’d like you to step back again feet hip distance now everybody thinks you need to get feet flat and often they come here because you can get your feet flat there but that’s not what it’s about it’s about getting a good neutral perfect triangle so your heels don’t have to come to the floor but that’s the aim finger spread so I’m not going to push forward my index finger facing forward relax my head give it a shake in my t-shirt use my heels to the floor tilt my tailbone to the sky if you just noticed notice the little move tilting and closing the chest of thighs and here I want to take some steady deep breaths if you’re not sure as to where to look then gaze towards the bellybutton and that gives your neck a nice release and then when you’re in it a little longer again remove my t-shirt you might wear a tight t-shirt and you can come into it a little deeper and maybe have a little paddle or rock up to tiptoes and ease down and enter into a deep down dog gently listening to your body and then when you’re ready to come out steady steady walk your feet to the hands back two feet hip distance readjust your clothing and roll up steady now I will come up slowly because your head spin down below your heart oh I’m feeling wonderful effects of downward facing dog [Music]