How to Do the Upward-Facing Dog

Amp up your stretching exercises and learn how to do the Upward-Facing Dog!

How to Do the Upward-Facing Dog

The Upward-Facing Dog is an excellent yoga pose that stretches and opens up muscles in your upper body. It strengthens your wrists, arms and shoulders while developing spine flexibility. It’s also a great therapeutic exercise that relieves asthma. To do this yoga pose, just follow these steps!

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How to Do the Upward-Facing Dog

  1. Lie on your stomach with your legs extended behind you. Your feet should slightly be apart.
  2. Place your hands on the floor. Keep them close to the sides of your your body.
  3. Press your hands firmly on the floor, straighten your arms and lift your torso. Take note: Keep your leg muscles engaged with tops of your feet pressed firmly on the ground. Your knees shouldn’t touch the floor.
  4. Draw your shoulders back and your chest forward.
  5. Hold the position and take three deep breath. Take note: You can hold the position longer depending on the length of your routine.

Practice this strengthening yoga pose today!


For your safety, DO NOT practice the Upward-Facing Dog if you have the following conditions:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Back injury (especially the lower back)
  • Pregnancy

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