Today we are back for another look into our journey into the world of Doga. Today we will be discussing another pose/ move called “UPWARD DOG” also called Updog or Upward facing dog.
How to get into the pose:
To get into the pose you will start in a plank position.
Now you will lower you body down to the ground like your going to do a pushup (ie chaturanga) by you will keep moving until your upper body is facing upwards and your toes face down on the ground.
At this point your hands and feet are pushing the ground away, and your legs are hovering above it! See the photo above
Hold the pose for 10-30 seconds or to your hearts desire, after all it’s YOUR practice so you make the rules!
Train your dog to do upward dog:
Training your dog to do upward pose is easy, remember how we trained them to do downward dog- well ok, it’s the same thing.
Alright first you can find your dog doing these stretches first thing in the morning or after a daily nap, etc so watch carefully for them to be doing it on their own. Have your clicker and treats ready. Be prepared to do this quickly as they move from one to the other quickly and finish stretching quickly as well!
You’ll be watching them carefully- let them do their thing and stretch naturally. Ok- here they go…..you will probably see them in Downward Dog first and then as they stretch the other way- Click, treat and say Good Upward dog! Do this as frequent as you see them going to stretch and going into Downward or Upward Dog! You can see Freedom in UPWARD Dog in the photos above!
Ok, so we are building each day on our Doga Practice Just as a reminder to check out the All American Dog Runner Girl blog on Mondays, On Tuesdays the Four American Dogs blog, on Wednesdays the Six Legged Companion Coach blog, Then Thursdays the Novel Idea Blog, and Fridays- the Rescued Dog companion Beachbody coach blog.
On that note, we will see you tomorrow at the Novel Idea Blog when we’ll discuss some more Doga related stuff for you and your dog!
Until then have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!
The All American Dog Runner Girl
and her Four American Dogs