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Downward dog pose can easily be included in your first yoga sessions. Its execution is simple to master for both young children and adults. It increases muscle tone in the arms and is ideal for stretching the legs, calves, and heels. It is great for helping children focus and find a sense of calm. Downward dog pose can be integrated in the active phase of a yoga session. It can be combined with other poses to create a sequence (flow) that makes working on multiple aspects possible.
Basic instructions for child’s pose:
How to teach children to do downward dog pose:
When should you use downward dog pose?
A few variations:
Maude Dubé, Specialized educator
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