- In yoga they call it “downward dog” but in Physie we call it the “Inverted V”.
- Take the weight on your hands (shoulder width apart) and the balls of your feet.
- From plank, raise bottom towards ceiling, pushing body into a trunk forward bend position (90 degrees)
- Keep your head between your arms
- Keep your neck long and your pelvis rotated back (towards the ceiling).
- Push heels into the floor (or towards the floor if you cannot get heels down)
- If you can’t get your heels down, try pushing them down one at a time, allowing the opposite knee to bend. “Walk the dog” like this for a while then have another go at pushing both heels down together.
- Go slow and breathe!
- It’s an amazing stretch that will, if done correctly, stretch your calves, hamstrings, achilles tendons and shoulders, as well as increase upper body strength.