downward dog is my friend. it's been a while since i've done yoga and last night i decided to try some poses from the yoga journal. back pain has plagued me for years (the last couple of years being the worst). exercising has helped some, but i've read how yoga can alleve the pain altogether. anyway, downward dog stretches the hamstrings and calves. i realized last night that i need to get it together because my hamstrings and calves were so tight. no wonder my back is bothering me so much right now! have a blessed moon day.