Whether you’re an advanced yogi or just beginning to learn, you realize quickly how important the downward dog pose is to your practice. It preps your body for more complex poses, serves as a recovery pose after strenuous holds, and grounds many of the core series’ across many styles of yoga. Shaping up your alignment in this pose will give you the support to improve the rest of your practice. Check your own down-dog with these 6 tips:
- Pull your belly button inward, towards your spine
- Tuck your pelvis in and up towards the ceiling
- Straighten your spine, feeling a smooth line from the base of your neck to your tailbone
- Spread your fingers wide and evenly distribute your weight between your two arms
- Soften your knees slightly
- Flex your feet, pushing your heels towards the floor
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