As you may see from the title, the topic of today’s article refers to one specific yoga pose (asana), and that is – the extended puppy pose.
So, think of this article as of a tutorial. I would like to explain it to you as thoroughly as possible. Your job, however, is only to focus on what’s written and try to do it back at home, or anywhere you like! Yoga is something you don’t need some extra space for. One of yoga’s advantages is that you can practice yoga wherever and whenever you want.
How Can You Learn the Extended Puppy Yoga Pose?
To be honest, even if you haven’t learned those two previously mentioned poses, you will be able to learn this one with ease. Here is what you need to know in order to successfully learn the extended puppy yoga pose.
Point number 1
- The first thing that you should do is get down to “all fours”.
- You should place your knees under your hips.
- Also, make sure that your shoulders are directly above your wrists.
- After that, place your hands a little bit forward from your body and curl your toes.
That would be all that you need to know for the beginning phase of this pose. Keep in mind that every single detail is important in its own way.
Point number 2
- The next thing you should do is slowly move your butt towards your knees.
- They shouldn’t touch; place your buttocks halfway there.
- Also, your arms must do the “hard work” as they must push the ground keeping your elbows from falling and touching it.
Point number 3
Now, everything is a piece of cake. All that you need to do now is place your forehead to the ground in order for your neck to relax.
Keep in mind that you always have a slight curve in your back while doing this.
Point number 4
And the last part of this exercise (pose), but not the least and definitely not unimportant:
Take a long, relaxing breath and feel your spine activating and extending.
You should hold that ending position from 30 seconds to a minute, and then release and allow your buttocks to touch your heels.
The Final Verdict
See, I have told you that this pose is nothing to be feared of. It is quite simple and interesting to do. You can use this pose to relax your entire body and provide a necessary stretch for your lower and upper back. Remember not to overdo this pose or any other pose.
And that’s it for today! I hope that you can now successfully pull out this pose on your own and master it in a matter of hours!