Downward Facing Dog is a common yoga pose. You’ll encounter it in Namaste Yoga as well as most yoga classes that you attend. The pose stretches the chest and shoulders, and strengthens the upper body, arms, shoulders, chest and legs. In other words, it strengthens and energizes the whole body.
Sun Salutation sequences together some of the poses we’ve just learned: Plank pose, Forward Fold, Downward Facing Dog and Upward Facing Dog. The breath is key. Every movement in the sequence has a choreographed inhale or exhale.