FREE TRIAL: Downward Facing Dog 9 mins
One of the most iconic and foundational poses in yoga. You’ll take this pose often throughout most yoga practices.
If you feel tension, try moving your hands forward a half inch to an inch past your shoulders in tabletop.
You can choose to place the hands so the index fingers are parallel or so that the middle fingers are parallel depending on how open your shoulders feel.
Straight legs and heels on the ground aren’t necessary. Always have a microbend to avoid hyperextention.
I think yoga should be fun. I’m not saying it won’t be challenging or encourage you to test and expand your limits, but yoga is about your own personal journey, and I don’t know about you, but I want my journey to be a freaking fun one. I am a 500-hr Registered Yoga Instructor, and a member of the teacher training faculty at Yoga Tree. I’m also a real person, and I recognize that I’m teaching real people.