Downward-facing dog is both a famous yoga posture and an impactful golf exercise. It’s benefits include:
- Ankle and calf flexibility for better balance and weight shift, especially on uneven lies.
- Shoulder strength and mobility for freedom in the rotational elements of the swing.
- Core engagement for greater power and stability.
- Overal strength, stamina, and conscious breathing for better focus during the round.
Add this multi-dimensional exercise to your next golf workout.
*Modify or avoid if there is an injury
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game with Yoga’s Inner Wisdom” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf yoga workshops, and Mindfulness for Golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA.