How to do downward dog w/ correct alignment - in under 60-seconds!
Down dog releases tension in your spine, stretches your hamstrings and calves and strengthens your upper body.
It‘s the anchoring posture of most classes, so you want to get it right.
If your back is rounded or your hamstrings are tight, bend your knees deeply, pressing your torso towards your thighs to find the length in your spine.
Spread your fingertips as wide apart as possible and press really firmly through your index finger knuckle.
Imagine your hands are on two dials and you’re turning the dials inward towards your center line. The left hand moves clockwise and the right hand moves counterclockwise, your forearms are spinning in. Then join your shoulders down and spiral your biceps out.
Only if you can maintain length in the spine, will you eventually straighten the legs