Three-Legged Dog Pose

The Three-Legged Dog Pose, also known as Downward-Facing Dog Split, is a yoga posture that combines the foundation of the Downward-Facing Dog with an extension of one leg. To practice this pose, begin in the Downward-Facing Dog position, with your hands and feet on the mat, forming an inverted V shape. As you inhale, lift one leg high into the air while keeping the hips squared to the ground. Flex the raised foot and engage the leg muscles for stability. The grounded leg remains active, with the heel pressing into the mat. Your shoulders should be broad, and your gaze directed between your hands or towards your raised foot. This pose provides a deep stretch for the hamstrings and opens up the hips, while also building strength in the arms, shoulders, and core. The Three-Legged Dog Pose offers a unique blend of balance, flexibility, and strength. As you hold the pose, focus on maintaining steady breath and explore the sensations in both legs. It’s a versatile pose that can be used as a transition or a standalone stretch. Remember to practice mindfully, respecting your body’s limits, and allowing the pose to evolve with your breath and movement.

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