Flexible Friday – Calf Stretch – Downward Facing Dog

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Downward Facing Dog


This basic yoga pose is a great calf stretch.

  • Begin in a plank pose with your hands under your shoulders and lift your pelvis up making a V with your body. Spread your fingers wide. If you have wrist issues simple use a closed fist.
  • Work on bringing your heels toward the ground.
  • Alternate your feet, to deepen the stretch as well.
  • Hold for 30 – 60 seconds.


See also:

Standing Hamstring Stretch

Upper Back and Shoulder Stretch

Curvy Calf Circuit

Calves That Get Noticed



  1. Trelle says:

    Love it and look forward to the videos! Congrats on the gym! It will be amazing, I am sure. Thank you for the stretch pointer. I have always been curious on how to do this.

  2. Diana says:

    I just joined a free gym -couple days a week. Two more days a week I dance for 5 hrs a day. Trying to get a firmer body. Iv’e lost 50 lbs but would like to lose another 25 in another 6 months. I enjoy your emails. Keeps me going.

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