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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > September 2017 > MASTER THE MOVE DOWNWARD DOG


You’ll do it over and over in most yoga classes, so do it right!


Words Laura Potter. Photograph iStock

No matter what style of yoga you’re into, the downward dog will feature, so it’s an important pose to perfect. ‘It can be challenging until you have mastered engaging your core, as many people feel it in the upper body and wrists,’ says yoga instructor Libby Limon ( ‘It can also be tough if you’re a runner or cyclist because tight hamstrings make it trickier.’ Performed correctly, it lengthens heels, calves, hamstrings, glutes and hips, relieves tension in your lower back and strengthens wrists, shoulders and back muscles. Here’s Limon’s guide to doing the perfect downward dog.

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Prolong that summer health kick with our brand new #feelgood365 issue. Inside, we expose the health mistakes that even the experts make, and round up 7 simple tips to help you sleep better. You can also find a whole 25 brilliant veggie recipes – from plant based protein bowls to sharing supper. Plus! We ask: what's the real truth about dairy? Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy.