Dolphin Pose – Yoga for Martial Arts Flexibility
This page provides details for the Dolphin Pose. This Yoga exercise is used by martial arts students in order to improve their flexibility and stretch their calves, hamstrings, shoulders, etc. This pose is a variation on the Downward Facing Dog. However, the Dolphin Pose applies less pressure to the wrists (as you are resting on your forearms in this Yoga pose).
All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches or Yoga for Martial Arts sections.
Instructional Video for the Dolphin Pose