Touch Your Toes Tuesday... Basic Downward facing Dog

October 2, 2019

No you don't have to touch your toes to do yoga... We do yoga to learn to touch our toes... If you can't bend over grab a chair and hold on to the back of a chair, use blocks or books, the more you do the more you can do... Let the LoVe Flow through your body .. Into your heart and through to your soul... this is Downward Facing Dog - Consider this a Place to Begin...

You can't imagine you how many times I have heard... "I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible, I can't even touch my toes."  The reality of yoga, is that it is a process, something that you continually have to work on to learn to become more flexible, to ultimately be able to do things like touch your toes.  Downward facing dog is a perfect pose to help to begin to learn to touch your toes. Truly if you need to, get a chair, and only ever bend only as far as comfortable to start. If you don't have blocks you can use books. Feel free to do as much or as little as feels good to you. 

 

Otherwise start on the ground in a simple table top pose.  Place your hands underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips.  Gently push yourself up from there. Ideally this is where your body placement should be for your best version of Down Dog. 

 

Once you have found whatever is Your Best version, Give Into It.  Allow yourself to fully relax into the pose.  Every inhale fill your tummy full of air, every exhale, let the weight of your upper body start to sink lower.  Feel the LoVe and light flowing through your body, through your heart and all the way into your soul.  Fill yourself full ... let it feel good....

Give yourself the power to BE anything you desire... All you have to do is Believe.... 

And don't forget to Breathe.

 

From my heart to yours, 

Namaste

 

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