Dowling yoga sequence. This class demonstrates ways of using a length of dowling as a yoga prop. This piece of equipment is often readily available to home yoga practitioners. Common household items can be improvised if necessary. Dowling can be particularly useful for people working with stiff or injured shoulders. This sequence initially includes shoulder opening variations of standing poses. It then heads in the direction of backbends. Dowling is used in each pose to help support your shoulders and improve mobility where necessary.