{Giveaway} Win a Yogaforce yoga mat!

To celebrate the National Bone Health Challenge, FOF Annie Appleby is giving away a yoga mat from her brilliant biz, Yogaforce.

To enter, comment below and answer: Have you ever done a ‘Downward Dog?’

Weight-bearing exercise and movement are recommended antidotes to osteoporosis. Yoga, particularly, can foster strength, agility, balance and can even help prevent falls as we age.

Annie is a yoga-trainer to the stars (Madonna is a client) and a spokeswoman for American Bone Health. After surviving a few bad car accidents, Annie was told by several orthopedic surgeons that she would never run again. She used the A-Line yoga mat to align her body and has since run several marathons. “The mat has put me in the best shape of my life,” says Annie. “I stay in condition the easy way; I am mindful about eating and keeping my body in alignment. It is so simple.”

To enter, comment below and answer: Have you ever done a ‘Downward Dog?’ (See all our past winners, here.)

Contest closes October 28, 2010.

Image via Yogaforce

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

190 Responses to “{Giveaway} Win a Yogaforce yoga mat!”

  1. avonlady says:

    I am a yoga teacher and of course I can’t even count how many “Downward Dogs” I have done in my classes and at home. Great pose BTW.

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  2. LOLA says:

    Downward Dog is a great stretch for the hamstrings and whole spine. Best done in a warm room making the muscles more flexible.

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  3. Patrick Alexiou says:

    “This would be a great gift for me since i broke my left ankle which may cause problems for me later on in life.”

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  4. Lynne Ann says:

    I would Love to have a painting of my family. We have never had one done.

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  5. Joanne Seguin says:

    Adho Mukha Suanasana; Sun Salutations; Chaturanga, Balasana….I practice with a few people where I work. Its great and is becoming a “best practice” in recovery from mental illness. It sure is helping a lot of people, including me

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  6. lisa says:

    I go to a center that does both chair & mat yoga. I always us the floor. The center has extra mats for those who need. Since mine has worn out I use one of the centers communal mats. Would love to bring my own new clean personal mat..

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  7. elizabeth coffey says:

    no i have not done a downward dog, but i don’t have a mat and it would be very useful with all my exersises

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  8. Carol says:

    Yes, actually it’s one of about 10 yoga moves I know. I do plan on getting more into yoga as I have the time to.

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  9. Jennifer Rutsky says:

    I have indeed. I actually take a 2 hour class every Saturday that is 1 hour of swimming and 1 hour of yoga. It’s great because it’s low impact but such a good workout.

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  10. Nancy Farrelly says:

    I am 54 years young, and I have never taken yoga, so I am not sure what a downward dog is. I run, bike, and workout with weights. I recently started a pushup challenge with my 15 year old son. He is working on a goal of 100 in a row, so I thought I could go for a goal of 40. I am very unflexible, and I have been thinking of adding yoga to my routine. I would love to win a mat to get me started. Thank you for the chance.

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  11. Lynn says:

    I have done a downward dog before but have never really stayed with any yoga exercise routines. I have never been very flexible and the yoga classes I took just didn’t work for me.

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  12. jean says:

    Yes, yesterday for the first time! My husband and I took a “Restorative Yoga” class at our local gym. Going from downward dog to pigeon was a stretch (literally and figuratively) for two relatively inflexible newbies.

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  13. Letha says:

    Yes, I have done a downward dog. I live out in the country away from a big city and would love to find a GREAT yoga DVD. Haven’t had any luck yet 🙁 Any suggestions?

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  14. Linda says:

    No, I’ve never really done yoga at all, but it is one of the things I’d love to take a course in, now that I’m retired. But finding the time now is just as difficult as ever, with all the things I’m doing now that I have the time! This will be something I do just for me, though.

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  15. Wendy Barbe says:

    No, can’t say I have

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  16. Larine MacDonald says:

    I’ve done the downward dog, I’m just starting into Yoga and can see the potential for what it can do for me. I am having some lower back issues and learning to keep my body in alignment would be very helpful. I have a lot to learn as I am just beginning.

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  17. Penny McCarthy says:

    My friends have always marveled at how strong I am. I realize now that it is because of my 20+ years of practicing Yoga. I used to malign myself for having large legs, but these days I am so grateful for them and the power I feel in Warrior pose… I love the Downward Dog pose and the part it plays in Sun Salutation. And oh yes, I do have very stable bones because of it all. Thank you so much for the chance to win a mat with alignment stripes…very helpful!!

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  18. Carmen Badeau says:

    I have done many a downward dog! And a cobra, warrior, tree, and sun salutations. I love yoga!!!!

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  19. Judy Frederick says:

    I would like to win the yoga mat to help give me more balance & hopefully my post polio will slow down. No I have never done a Downward Dog.
    Thank you
    Have a Fantastic Day

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  20. Johanna says:

    Yes, many times…as well as an upward facing cat!

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  21. kymberly davidson says:

    My girlfriend just retired from working in an office to giving yoga classes.. So, I’m signing up to still be able to spend time with her an she finally gets me into her class..lol..She says I have great flexabilty. Oh ya! don’t know what a downward dog is but have tripped over my dog an gone downward..Ouch..

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  22. Carol Miller says:

    Just started doing yoga recently. WOW does it help my balance and me with two metal knees.

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  23. Jeannie says:

    Yes, I have done downward dog. Several years ago, having watched my aunt become increasingly less stable on her feet, I realized that I needed to begin a program to strengthen my balance. I had also been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I wanted a yoga mat and beginner’s dvd for Christmas, but I knew that my family would probably scoff. I bought one as a present for myself and began learning. I am still learning at home and have made the determination to go to yoga class after work at least two days a week. I need an instructor to lead me beyond my beginner status. I am 58 years old, have begun the yoga, have begun a weight campaign, and have been walking (at 5:30 a.m.). My yoga mat is getting somewhat thin, and I would certainly love to try this product.

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  24. Sandra Crispo says:

    I have never tried yoga, but even at 63 is probably not too late to start, thanks for chance to win prize!!!

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  25. Sandra Kucinich-Horn says:

    Of course! Actually I learned it from my dog. Every time they would get up and they stretch. It finally dawned on me that human’s need to stretch their spines and legs also.
    I am kidding, of course. But it really does help my posture, and stretch my legs after a working day. It is a trick to keep my weight balanced so I don’t put more weight on my feet instead of my hands, but there is nothing better than this yogi stretch to balance my day.

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  26. ljk1000 says:

    Just finished a yoga session with lots of Downward Dog!

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  27. Terri says:

    I’ve never done a “downward dog” move, I am just getting set up to start yoga, especially now since I found out I have Osteoporosis and osteopenia. So I’m starting a new exercise/yoga progam and the mat would really help me out with a low impact program.

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  28. Maxine Harrison says:

    The first few months I did Downward Dog, my arms shook so bad I thought I was going to fall flat on my face, but as I continued with Yoga, I found new strength coursing through my whole body, even what I thought were my weak shoulders and wrists… I can only believe that I was building strength in my muscles and bones, slowly and in a way that would last me for my whole life. Yoga is a great way to gain flexibility, to obtain tranquility and calmness in your day and to refresh you body for the day ahead or from the day that occurred.

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  29. Deborah Duval says:

    Yes….I belong to a club in which I regularly attend a class called Group Centergy. It is a mix of pilates and yoga. “Downward Dog” is just one of the “poses”. I attend this class a minimum of twice per week….sometimes as much as four times per week. I’m addicted! I am 51 years old and I tell everyone I know from 25 to 75…..”Come to class with me!” I love it!!!!

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  30. Jan says:

    I have attempted downward dog…I’m not very coordinated so Yoga has been a challenge, but I have been thinking about giving it another try. This mat sounds like it might be helpful.

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  31. margara says:

    adomuka is a position i ve come to enjoy, at first it was hard on my wrists and ankles, but over the years ive embraced it as almost a resting position 🙂 still others to master (shaturanga is still a bit painful!), but im on my way! love the mat, hope i win it!

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  32. Sunn ymay says:

    Yep, Downward Dog is one of the basic moves in Foundation A for Iyengar Yoga. At first, it was tough to transition back upright, but over time with practice, became easier like most things. The world looks different when gazing from upside down.

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  33. kathy says:

    Yes, I have done a downward dog….about a month ago. I miss yoga and need to get back to a regular practice. Would love a new mat for inspiration.

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  34. Ann says:

    I have been taking yoga classes off and on for years. Most of the classes use downward dog. My current mat is starting to wareout, so a new one could be just want the doctor ordered.

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  35. sammi says:

    I’ve done the downward dog in yoga classes haven’t taken a yoga class in several years but enjoyed the class.

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  36. Connie Snow says:

    Down dog, Up dog, all the dogs. I’m a Pilates instructor but I LOOOOOve Yoga. It helps me with my Pilates practice, it helps me with my life (I’m a cancer survivor). My dog, yes my real dog, and I do a downward dog every morning before our walk!

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  37. Suzette Bannister says:

    Yes! I love yoga, it is good for the body and the mind in so many ways. Truly a workout and a meditation in one.

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  38. Catherine Hohmann says:

    I took yoga classes about thirty years ago, and at that time I could do the Downward Dog. I think it’s about time to join a yoga class once again.
    Thank you for the chance to win the A-Line yoga mat. What a nice prize.
    Kit_n_Katz

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  39. Sophia Sutton says:

    Yes, I love downward dog yoga pose. It feels so good to stretch like that. My greyhound, Isis does it naturally all the time when she gets up from resting. We do it together often and she even knows the word stretch. My family practiced yoga together back in the 50’s…yes, I know, they were ahead of their time but I feel fortunate to have been exposed to their philosophies at that young age because it stuck and I have been doing yoga or stretching or Chi Gong or some kind of movement on and off ever since. Thank you for this opportunity to win a yoga mat!

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  40. Maduke says:

    I started doing Yoga for plus sized women while living in Cali. Really need to get back to it, but have not done this particular move.

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  41. Chicadee says:

    No, but I’m looking forward to it when I receive my yoga mat!

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  42. Janis Hall says:

    Of course I’ve done the downward dog. It’s part of my yoga routine which happens to be one of my daily peaceful moments.

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  43. Tracey says:

    Yes. But it was hard. I like yoga but I have to build my body up to be able to make it during an our class. It is so peaceful and exactly what I need after a long hard day of work.

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  44. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    No, Iwould love to learn, after being injured on my job in 2000 and 9 surgeries later, the doctor told me I will have alot of problems in the future, he was so right, I am supposed to excercise and I would love to learn how to do yoga, if this comes with a CD, I would start right away, I m afraid of muscel apathy and I have been told by my friends that yoga is an awesome way to strengthen your body. Yes I would love to win this.

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    • admin says:

      Hey there- We will be coming out with an FOF yoga DVD within the next few months- Just wanted to give you a heads up. Keep your eyes peeled!

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  45. Debbie Chaney says:

    I don’t know what a Downward Dog is! Would it help my osteopenia?

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  46. Marilyn Montague says:

    This is wonderful but I have no idea what a downward dog is so I guess I have never done that.

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  47. Robyn says:

    I DID YEARS AGO, AND AFTER FALLING FROM 2 STORIES, AND BEING IN PAIN WAS AFRAID TO TRY YOGA AGAIN. AFTER READING YOUR ARITCLE YOU GIVE ME FAITH, I HAVE OSTEOPHENIA ALSO. I THINK YOU ARE GIVING ME COURAGE TO TRY AGAIN. THANKS SO MUCH.

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  48. Deanna Gale says:

    Downward dog, I do it all the time… I am addicted to yoga and I love the downward dog position. Stretches out my whole body, great for your arms, legs, back…

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  49. Catherine Aldinger says:

    Yes I have performed downward dog during Yoga classes.

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  50. Jan Knezevich says:

    I have never done a downward dog. I have fibromyalgia and want to start yoga to help stretch and stay healthy.

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  51. Janet says:

    Yes, just last night! I’m in yoga teacher training (on weekends). I hadn’t done yoga regularly for a couple years and when I started up again, even Downward Dog was difficult. Now, after just a couple months of very steady practice, it’s one of my favorite resting poses.

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  52. Roberta says:

    Yes I have done a downward dog. I use this technique in my martial arts class with my students.

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  53. Kai W. says:

    No, I have never done a downward dog. What is a downward dog anyway?

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  54. Sandy Clark says:

    I am one of many women that is most likely to have Osteoprosis. I am blond, blue eyed, light skinned and petite. My Mom was diagnosed with Osteoprosis.

    I love Yoga!!!. It makes me feel very relaxed and centered.

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  55. Pamela says:

    Yes, but haven’t done it since my last yoga class, last summer.

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  56. Pamela says:

    Yes. I have taken several classes of Yoga and wish I could take more.

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  57. Ayesha Khan says:

    I have never done a downward dog. There are no Yoga classes of any kind in my area. In fact, there is only one place to exercise and it is very expensive to join. Perhaps a Yoga DVD would be the way to go! I will look for one with a downward dog. I looked it up on the internet to see what it looked like and it surely does look like a dog stretching with his front legs stretched out in front of him!

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    • admin says:

      Hey there- We just wanted to let you know that we will be coming out with an FOF yoga DVD within the next few months. Keep your eyes peeled!

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  58. Beth Lowe says:

    I bend down and pet my dog every day.

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  59. Frances Kranik says:

    I have done a downward dog. But found whatever type of yoga that I was doing was not very relaxing for me – which is what I had heard – I think it was Sun Saluations. I need to find which is the right kind of yoga for me.

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  60. Toba says:

    I don’t even know what a “Downward Dog” is!!! I have just been diagnosed with Osteopenia; and the Doctor has recomended that I start to do Yoga. I am at a loss to know where to start; but I thought a Yoga Mat would probably be a good start. Perhaps one day soon I will be doing “downward dogs”.

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  61. nancy brainerd says:

    I do chair yaga and love it-haven’t heard of “downward dog”

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  62. Karen Smith says:

    I began taking yoga a dozen years ago with a large friend. When we were told to get into downward dog, my friend’s chest literally covered her face, making breathing nearly impossible. Trying to raise her head away from her breasts while not losing the position, she caught the eye of the instructor, who quickly amended her instruction: “Downward Dog for D cups and smaller, Cow for DD and bigger!”

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  63. Fabulous Mimi says:

    Yes, I love downward facing dog pose, especially in the morning to get the blood flowing to my brain and to stretch my spine 😉 Funny to watch and see my own real life dog do this pose to stretch his own spine too. Funny that animal know how to do this instinctively!

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  64. Diane Andrew says:

    I take a class once a week, and am just starting to do it with a tv program before work. It helps emotionally to handle life’s frustrations and maintains flexibility and strength physically.

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  65. Carolyn Parkin says:

    I started yoga several years ago and have done soooo many downward dogs it is hard to remember how many. I was told that that is a “resting or transition position” between other positions. When I started yoga I wouldn’t have thought it a resting postion at all but it is one of my favorites now.

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  66. Rebecca says:

    Yes, my athletic club offers free yoga classes twice a week, and we do “Downward Dog” about once a week.

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  67. cindy quisenberry says:

    I’m just starting yoga so no I haven’t. I can’t wait to try though!

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  68. SallyJoy says:

    Yes, every single day since I first started a yoga practice in 1983 in Asheville. Even if I don’t have time for a full routine I will do Down Dog and a few other poises.
    Gets the blood flowing and keeps my arms toned!

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  69. Laurie says:

    Yes, but many years ago. I need to get back at it!

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  70. Belinda Drew says:

    I really would like to win this mat. I have knee pain and lower back pain. I am exercising now by doing low aerobic exercises and mild weight training for my overall health.

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  71. Francoise Granda says:

    Yes a couple months ago.

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  72. Abee says:

    At least once a week, part of my Yoga routine. Love the stretch it gives my back and thighs.

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  73. Judy Mahon says:

    “Only if the dog is agreeable…” LOL, just kidding, no, I have not yet done one of these…

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  74. Barbara DeCraene says:

    No, I have never done a Downward Dog (intentionally anyhow). I don’t even know what it is but learning yoga is on my short list of near future goals!

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  75. KatieQ says:

    Yes, I have done a downward dog. This mat looks great!

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  76. Grace Hodgin says:

    I have just now started doing Yoga and I really enjoy making it a part of my life.

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  77. Karen says:

    I have not but I like to learn to one day.

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  78. Janet Keyser says:

    No, I have never attempted this. I would like to try though, so why not?

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  79. Kim says:

    No, I have never tried yoga before but am going to sign up for a class in a few weeks and this would be a nice way to start.

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  80. Ellen says:

    I have done many downward dogs and it never really gets easier since I always try to stretch more each time. I love Yoga and this mat would be great for my practice.

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  81. ROSALYN says:

    no I have never done a downward dog but I am starting a yoga class next week the yoga mat would be terrific for my downward dog.

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  82. Dorothy Borgese says:

    I have done a downward dog. Just started jazzercise and I love it. Would love to show off the mat at class. Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck to all

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  83. Lisa H. says:

    My downward dog looks more like a downward lump!

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  84. Ginny Carroll says:

    Yes. I have taken several classes of Yoga and wish I could take more.

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  85. Barbara Ryan says:

    I do it a couple times per week. I did it today.

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  86. Patti Mundy says:

    Yes, I have done many downward-facing dogs. I am soon to be 65 and recently aced a bone density test! My scores were well above normal. I am blonde, fair, and thin but have always incorporated some form of exercise into my daily routine. Yoga is an excellent way to maintain flexibility as you age. I also go dancing twice a week and attend a Jazzercize class at least three to four times a week. My yoga mat is wearing out and I would love to try out Annie Appleby’s mat.

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  87. CC says:

    I’ve done it, but with no much success. Maybe because I need more practice, hard to do when you work a full time job and family after 🙂

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  88. Melissa says:

    I’ve done it, but my heels have no chance of reaching the ground!

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  89. Gwen says:

    I am not able to do a downward dog…YET, but I am getting there. I started Yoga a few months ago at my gym “silver sneakers” classes. I absolutely love it and Pilates. I need a new mat and this one is awesome!

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  90. Kathi says:

    I love the way my body feels in downward dog–I feel stretched everywhere! I have been doing yoga for over 10 years–it helps relieve my osteoarthritis symptoms and has improved my body awareness. A new mat would be a wonderful treat!

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  91. Patti says:

    I have done a downward dog position, but I am pretty sure that it did not look very pretty to anyone else. In other words, I could probably use some help with my versions of Yoga positions!

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  92. Kathy Cairns says:

    Yes, I have done a downward dog, years ago. I would love to get back into yoga and meditation, and having this mat would give me the extra push I need to get started!

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  93. paulag1957 says:

    Just started yoga–so yes I have tried it–kinda hard to do.

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  94. Janet Arnold says:

    Of course … and I am committed to doing weight-lifting, yoga, etc. as my Mom almost lost her hip due to osteoporosis – it had started to fracture and she’s now on expensive meds to try to halt the progression and rebuild some bone … so far so good. Take my calcium citrate+D every day …

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  95. sherie says:

    downward dog! i did them in my routine when i was a sweet young pup back in my twenties. but life has thrown some curves my way. i have lupus and fibromyalgia and almost fully fused back from an motorcycle accident…so, no not lately! but i hear yoga is wonderful to keep working on, especially if you have these ailments. so i would love to win you very innovative mat. love to use it and see the difference it would make in my routine! good luck to all!

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  96. roneifeld says:

    Have not done a downward dog. But have been diagnosed with oseopenia and a yoga mat would be just the incentive I need to start. I did take tai chi for a while and I do exercise and try to eat properly. The mat would be very helpful.

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  97. Leslie Carcaise says:

    I have been doing yoga 3 days a week and what an improvement! I started 2 years ago and can’t believe how much limber and strong I am. All the benifits of weight lifting without the sweat!

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  98. shelley says:

    I’m workin’ on it, not too pretty at this point!!

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  99. Mary Sims says:

    Many a time

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  100. Connie Faulkner says:

    i DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS A DOWNWARD DOG but would love a yoga mat to get started.

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  101. loraine says:

    No not yet I’m still learning and my joints are a bit on the stiff side its why I got into yoga in the first place and it is helping

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  102. Soledad says:

    No I have not done a downward dog. I would like to take yoga classes but do not have any money for extras. This mat would be great for when I do finally start taking classes. 🙂

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  103. Jan Carson says:

    Not on purpose! I really need to learn yoga though. I have Fibromyalgia and osteo-arthritis. The pain is very bad but I have heard that yoga can help.

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  104. joy rodgers says:

    downward facing dog is good for anyone doing yoga as it is a basic yoga move. not every one can do dog pose well at first.

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  105. Leslie Lundquist says:

    When I did my first down dogs about 10 years ago I knew that it was what my body and mind needed to assist me in the care of my body which was diagnosed with repetitive motion injury and fibromyalgia. The body can only take so much and then it is time to slow down, but stay strong and flexible. I am now 58 years old (young). I am told I look like someone in their early forties, my fibromyalgia is not any worse, possibly a bit better and I never have a day where I cannot function at a high level. I only wish I had discoverd yoga in my 20’s!!!

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  106. joy rodgers says:

    i do yoga almost every day aand need a new mat.

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  107. Heidi Borson says:

    Yes! I am an avid downward dogger!

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  108. Rose says:

    Yes, I have done the downward dog and I love it! I do Yoga every day!!!

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  109. Val says:

    I have no idea what a “Downward Dog” is but would like to find out.

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  110. Janet says:

    Yes…I try to do it 6 days a week…love it!

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  111. ogden says:

    i have done many downward dogs as a yoga teacher and a practitioner for many years…the most fun downward dogs i have done are with my dog Annie who does them regularly and it just makes me happy!

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  112. Josie says:

    NO! When I took a Yoga class, we never got to it. Had to quit because of other commitments, but promised myself I would continue. Recently found a Yoga program on cable, but not at a time convenient for me. Finally realized I can record and do it at a time right for me. Will do!

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    • admin says:

      FYI, we’re coming out with an FOF yoga DVD soon! Keep your eyes peeled!

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  113. Libbie Tupper Burling says:

    I do Downward Dog daily!

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  114. DOTTI says:

    NO BUT IF I WIN THE MAT I WILL LEARN HOW TO DO IT:)

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  115. Josie says:

    NO! I have not done a Downward Dog, but took a Yoga class yet never got to it. Had to quit because of other commitments, but recently found a Yoga program on cable at a time I cannot watch. Finally realized it can be recorded so that I can play and do at a more convenient time for me. Must fit it in, as I enjoy it and understand the genuine benefits. Will do!

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  116. Joyce Weaver says:

    I am working on it and I will continue until I get it right!

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  117. Eugenie says:

    Yes, I have done downward dog many times. Yoga is an important part of my life.

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  118. Joanie says:

    Yes I have, but not very well. My daughter and I just joined a gym and are taking a Yoga class so this would come in very handy!

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  119. swhtie says:

    I have and well I am a bit of a clutz so I am hoping yoga will help me with balance and stretching! I have lost weight and now trying to tone and lose the other 40 lbs so I can be healthy. This mat would help with getting it all together.

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  120. Lisa VanDeVoorde says:

    Yes I have done a downward dog and it’s one of the best stretchs to help my back ;0)

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  121. Debbie Morrison says:

    I do it twice a week!

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  122. Sue says:

    I do the downward dog every day after coming home from running. It’s a great way to stretch!

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  123. norma washburn says:

    No, but I have always dreamed of being able to learn yoga! Having polymigritory Arthritis I know the importance of keeping flexible and have heard that yoga is the best and softest of your body to do this…..

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  124. Karen Spector says:

    Yes I’ve done a downward dog. I love yoga, but don’t participate as much as I’d like to because of painful knees. I love the movements and poses. It is graceful and healthful.

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  125. Rose says:

    The first time I did it I wasn’t sure I could get back up…now it’s a peice of cake!

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  126. Paula Windham says:

    I’m still perfecting my downward dog after 10 years of yoga. I have osteoporosis in my leg, but have been faithful to my yoga practice. I went back for a bone scan, and they found less bone loss! Yeah for yoga! I do need a new mat though, so that I can continue to keep my bones strong.

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  127. Barbara Hollis says:

    Never done a downward dog but have started doing exercises targeted at building bone (pom-poms, etc)

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  128. Carol Langstaff says:

    Yes — it’s been a while, but I dare say I could pull it off again if I had to —

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  129. Marilyn says:

    If the “Downward Dog” will help me prevent osteoporosis, I will ‘faithfully’ stretch to my limit and beyond.
    Incentive is my driving force.

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  130. Laura says:

    Hola! Yes! I always do it in my Pilates Matt class, which I love. For an economic reason im not taking right now Yoga Classes and had to choose in only one option… I LOVE Yoga, streching, connecting with my beath and body. Thanks FAB50! Love, Laura

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    • admin says:

      Don’t worry, soon you’ll be able to enjoy yoga again. We will be coming out with an FOF yoga DVD within the next few months; just keep your eyes peeled!

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  131. catherine says:

    I even try to mimick my dog in the morning.

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  132. MCatherine says:

    I always feel so much better with daily practice but then LIFE gets in the way and boo hoo!

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  133. Marcie says:

    Yes, I am so very proud to say!

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  134. rj card says:

    Yes I have done the downward dog. I just won a month pass to a wellness center so a mat would come in handy…….

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  135. Carol says:

    I’ve done it but not well 🙂

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  136. Debbie Bain says:

    Yes, I have done MANY downward dogs in the 10 years that I have practiced yoga. I practice twice a week at American Family Fitness. Having just reached the ripe old age of 60 I find that it helps me improve in both body and spirit.

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  137. Valerie says:

    bow-wow 🙂 …yes I have done downward dog, and love doing it! I would love to be able to do it on a new mat…my mat is so old and worn out it is the dog-bone of the downward dog!!

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  138. Carol Stark says:

    Of Course I’ve done Downward Dog! Its a great realaxing pose but I prefer Sleeping Swan as I need those hip openers. I have Ossteopenia & arthritis so the more I move & keep active the better I feel. Been doing yoga for 6 years, and for the past 2 years I’ve gone 3-4 times per week for studio yoga. It is the best think I’ve done for myself, and I see and feel the difference every day.

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  139. Cary says:

    The only downward dog I have done, is picking mine up from the ground, but I have rescued a cat from a tree, lol! I have being wanting to get into a beginners yoga class and have been afraid to join alongside a group of pros. Maybe if I had the mat, I would be one step closer in conquering that fear, lol!

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      No need to worry about joining a class full of pros, we will be coming out with an FOF yoga DVD within the next few months. Keep a look out for it!

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  140. Robin McGann says:

    I’ve done so many downward dogs in my lifetime I can’t even count them, and I’m still working on it. I truly love the “alignment” idea on a mat. Why didn’t I think of that?

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  141. cathy says:

    Yes – with my daughter

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  142. Mary Jo says:

    I LOVE yoga and would love to win one of these cool mats!

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  143. Pat says:

    Downward Dog is one of my all time favorites. It releases my tension, “mind monkeys”, and sets me up for a peaceful practice and day.

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  144. Claire says:

    Downward dog and upward dog are part of my favorite flow…my arms and shoulders are looking great from doing both at least 3 times a week! My yoga teacher is a fan of that flow…now if I can get my heels all the down…so close!

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  145. marlene seelig says:

    Yes, I have done downward dog when I practiced yoga.
    And I look forward to starting my practice again when I win a new yoga mat!

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  146. Grace Papaseraphim says:

    LOL. Yes, I have!

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  147. Deena M says:

    YES! A difficult move, but a good stretch!

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  148. Anne Normandin says:

    Could use one of these.

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  149. Nan Benabu says:

    Yes, I have done the “downward Dog,” Even though I have extra weight in this beautiful body I do Yoga and Pilate’s twice a week, heyy !!!I feel wonderful

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  150. sherrykay says:

    Every morning as part of my stretching routine!

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  151. Susan says:

    I love it..anything to stave off osteoporosis. I am a firm believe in your body is your temple. You in it for life.

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  152. L. McLendon says:

    Of course, I’ve done a Downward Dog. Well, I should say that I have certainly tried anyway!! 🙂

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  153. Cynthia says:

    Yes, it’s a nice gentle stretch and a rest position – all in one. Yoga rocks! Thanks for the opportunity to win what looks like a very nice mat!

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  154. Kaydee says:

    yes I have done downward dog pose

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  155. gmc says:

    Yoga or Pilates seem to be reasonable exercise alternatives for those of us in this age group!

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  156. Catherine says:

    I keep a wash cloth on my yoga mat right under my nose while in the downward dog position. That way I don’t have to clean up the sweat.

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  157. susan neville says:

    I don’t know what the ” downward dog ” is.

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  158. maggie says:

    MY EYE DOCTOR RECOMMENDED YOGA TO RELIEVE STRESS. I AM VERY MUCH A BEGINNER AND WILL ACCEPT ANY HELP IN THAT AREA INCLUDING A YOGAFORCE MAT. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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  159. Scottie Hexter says:

    Yes, Namaste’ Yoga on FITTV features this pose frequently, so I’ve had to master it, since it is one of the basic positions of Yoga — also, one orf the few that I am able to do!:) A yoga mat is an essential to doing yoga, so I hope I will win one to enhance my yoga experience. Namaste’!

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  160. Lori Patrick says:

    Yes, I have done a Downward Dog! And my dog, Buddy, does one every morning before I let him outside. He looks at me strangely when I do mine, though. I have a feeling he would like to correct my technique. Thanks for the great information on FoF!

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  161. Kate says:

    I had to do research to find out what downward dog is.
    I am now doing it.

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  162. Leslie W says:

    Oh yes, but it’s actually not my best pose…

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  163. s. storm says:

    yes, once a week in class!

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  164. Darbie Stokes says:

    Downward facing dog is one of my favorite poses for an “attitude adjustment” as well as arm and core strengthening. It opens my heart, my shoulders, and my mind. Love it!

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  165. Meagan says:

    Yes! I actually just went to yoga class this morning and will attend another this evening. I’d love to have my own mat!

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  166. Shellie Robin says:

    Yes, I have done a downward dog, many times and need to get back into yoga to do more!!!

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  167. deb c says:

    I’ve done a downward facing dog.

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  168. Margarida says:

    No I do not believe I have done a downward dog. Actually I have no idea what a downward dog is!

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  169. Doreen R says:

    Yes, I have and it feels good….doesn’t it?

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  170. Deb Nykamp says:

    Not for yoga. 🙂

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  171. Dressage Diva says:

    The demands of riding and training horses for more than twenty years has been tough on my body. Yoga has been my saving grace. I go through a yoga routine before and after I ride each horse. Once my body is warmed up, I feel balanced. I can then become one with my horse. I think this mat would be a great addition to my routine.

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  172. Addie Harvey says:

    I can’t really say whether I have done the downward dog. I took a yoga class while in College. Although it did help me with stress, to lose weight, and gave me another way to exercise, I really did not pursue it enough to identify the moves.

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  173. Karen Lynette Gore says:

    Although I am carrying some extra pounds, I am surprisingly flexible due to yogic stretching. I turned 57 today and I feel great! I worked for hours doing yard work the last two days and I honestly do not feel it. Yay!
    As for downward dog, think I will do one right now……

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  174. Lisa says:

    I have absolutely done a Downward Dog. I recently took up yoga more seriously. Before I’d just gone here and there. AND I could really use a new yoga mat. My favorite poses are the warriors. I always pretend I am one.

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  175. Barbara McCandless says:

    No, I have never done a downward dog, and don’t even know what it is. So you can see I need to take up yoga!

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  176. Rose G. says:

    I know it is a yoga posittion but can’t say I have ever tried it

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  177. Elizabeth says:

    Every morning, SugarPie rings the bell on the door because she wants to go out to the back yard. After about 5 minutes of bell ringing, I get up from watching my recorded House Wifes of somewhere and unlatch the sliding door. She does a perfect downward dog and I open the door. Now, maybe if I had a yoga mat, I would do a downward dog myself. I would even let SugarPie use my mat. She might do a cobra. We both could use it for Shavasana. Oh ya, SugarPie is my 3 year old English Bulldog. Very stiff. No flexibility. A little overweight. A couch potato. Just like me.

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  178. Trisha says:

    Yes, and my face looks like a shar pei when I do!

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  179. Susan Whelan says:

    Yes, I’ve done many downward facing dogs and got my face washed by the dogs doing the same stretch.

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  180. Lois Adams says:

    I love yoga. Do it everyday and Down Dog is one of the basics that ties everything together.

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  181. Morgansilk says:

    Of course! I do a downward dog every day, twice a day if I can. Initially, it was awkward, but having perfected the way it is supposed to feel and settling into it, it takes all the stress off the parts of my body that take the worst beating: my back, my shoulders, and my calves.
    Sitting at a computer or bending over a work table can really put some kinks in your muscles. A good does of DD will ease all that away! * and is sure helps that nagging pinched nerve in my shoulderblade*
    And you can breathe………………………………

    Morgan

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  182. Sharon V. says:

    Yes, I have done the “downward Dog,” pose and love the overall body stretch you get. After herniating two discs in my back and recently being diagnosed with bilateral osteoarthritis in my knees, I was told I would never be able to run, spin or even do child’s pose again. I love to prove people who tell me no wrong! This mat would really help with my physical therapy exercises and getting back into yoga so that I can improve my overall flexibility.

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  183. Debra Paget says:

    I absolutely love yoga! I started practicing yoga after surgery for ovarian cancer, and now go to 1-2 classes every week.

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  184. Sheri Newberger says:

    Yes, and I have done an upward dog and child’s pose too.

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  185. Ann Marie says:

    Yes, have done downward dog, many times!

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