Yoga for Beginners: 4 Variations of the Downward Dog [Video]

Blog Category: Health

Yoga is one of the best exercises for the entire body. Because no matter your age, flexibility or physical strength, it can easily be modified to meet your physical ability.

For example, a chair can be used for added support. Because there are multiple variations of poses, everyone from beginner to advanced levels can participate.

4 Modifications of the Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose

1. Seated Downward Dog 

2. Standing Using a Chair for Support

3. Intermediate Level with Support

4. Downward-Facing Dog No Chair

Aquatic Yoga

If you enjoy swimming there’s also aquatic yoga which lessens pressure on the joints. The buoyancy of the water will allow you a greater range of motion in addition to less stress on the joints.

Overall aquatic exercises continue to grow in popularity with seniors because they get results. So fitness instructors are integrating land movements into the water. Pilates has taken to the water and you can try these exercises using pool noodles and paddles.

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