Dolphin Pose – Makarasana

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Also called a Puppy Pose. Dolphin pose is like Downward Dog but on your elbows.

Benefits

Dolphin PoseStretches the shoulders
Stretches the hamstrings and calves
Strengthens arms and legs
Improves Digestion
Relieves headache, back pain, insomnia and fatigue

Contraindications

Shoulder injuries, neck injuries

Tips, Observations, and Pointers

Depending on your flexibility your heals may or may not touch the floor.

Dolphin pose is a developmental pose for inverted poses such as Forearm Balance or Peacock.

Other Similar Poses

Downward Dog

Forearm Balance

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