12 Stretches To Get Rid Of Back, Hip and Knee Pain (Introduction to the Egoscue Method)

6. Downward Dog: Reconnects The Linkage Between Your Wrists and Feet!

Hold this exercise for one minute.
Hold this exercise for one minute.

Start on your hands and knees. Your hands should be directly below your shoulders; your knees should be in line with your hips.

Pull your toes under to grip the floor, and pull your knees off the floor into the pike position (see Fig. 11).

Your knees should be straight. The goal is to pull your upper body through your arms toward the floor. Though your heels do not need to touch the floor, this is the intended position (and can be a goal to work toward).

Concentrate on trying to roll your hips forward to place an arch in your lower back, tighten your thighs, and hold for 1 minute.

Pull your toes under to grip the floor, and pull your knees off the floor into the pike position (see Fig. 11). Make SURE to breathe and please do NOT force your heels to the floor. This can take time.

Your knees should be straight. The goal is to pull your upper body through your arms toward the floor. Though your heels do not need to touch the floor, this is the intended position (and can be a goal to work toward).

Concentrate on trying to roll your hips forward to place an arch in your lower back, tighten your thighs, and hold for 1 minute.

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