Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog Stretch – Yoga for Martial Arts Flexibility

This page provides details for the Downward Facing Dog Stretch. This classic Yoga stretch is used by martial arts students in order to loosen their back, spine, hamstrings, etc. It is also used to help improve overall flexibility and thus benefit areas such as the height and range of martial arts kicks.

All stretches 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 Videos for the Downward Facing Dog Stretch or Pose