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Downward Facing Dog

I still remember the time when I did not know the difference between Savasana and Svanasana and when it was a mystery to me how Downward Facing Dog aka Adho Mukha Svanasana could ever be conceived as a resting pose. I was working hard in that pose and still am, as the whole body is active in this asana. While Downward Facing Dog is surely one of the most practiced postures, it is also one that holds a lot of potential for misalignment. Joints that don`t usually bear our body weight are being utilized and misaligment can lead to tension in the body or even strain in our wrists and shoulders. It is crucial to understand the body dynamics behind this posture to make it safe and enjoyable and correct alignment will help you to find ease in your Downward Facing Dog, even allowing for it to become a resting pose. How to get into the pose: Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Place your knees right under your hips and your …