Upward Facing Dog Pose helps to relieve stress and improve digestion, stretch and strengthen the spine, back, core, chest, shoulders, and arms.

**Remember to practice breathing deep breaths and see if you can hold each pose for 4-5 breaths, if you are comfortable doing so. Make sure to invite your grown-ups to watch you do the pose. You can also practice repeating one of Wuf Shanti’s Mantras while you do the pose because part of yoga is also to clear your mind and think happy thoughts. Most importantly, remember to have fun and be gentle with yourself!

Mantra: Think Well to Be Well.

  1. Lay down on your tummy.
  2. Bring your hands along side your body near your ribs.
  3. Press your hands into the earth, and keeping your elbows near your ribs, lift your chest and head up as you straighten your arms.
  4. Pick a pretty spot in front of you to look at, and think happy thoughts.