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Get Your Heels Down in Downward Facing Dog

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How to Increase Dorsiflexion through Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) Being a yoga practitioners requires a particular level of range of motion in the ankles that allows for fluid and speedy movement. They use the flexibility of their ankles to be longer, taller and grander. Yogis’ plantar flexion is strengthened in order to make these gains. They need ankle stability and flexibility to change positions and to move throughout poses. With yoga practitioners, dorsiflexion is often overlooked and the focus on the hamstring flexibility is emphasized. Dorsiflexion is necessary in order to balance the benefit of plantar flexion and...

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