Downward Facing Dog


  • Please begin this exercise in a standard push up position. With your back flat, support yourself by your feet and hands firmly on the ground below you. Palms facing forward.
  • Your body in a fully extended position, exhale and begin to raise your buttocks straight up while keep hands and feet firmly in their place.
  • Continue until you form a v-position. with your arms and torso fully extended and your head aligned with your spine tucked between your arms,
  • Hold, then inhale as you begin to lower back to the starting position.


  • This is an excellent full body movement that will connect with almost every muscle.
Primary muscles Trapezius Triceps Gluteus maximus Hamstrings
Secondary muscles Teres Infraspinatus Anterior delts Posterior delts Serratus anterior Calves