Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Dear Sweet Community,

Wow, what a full week of yoga! I have loved seeing all of you sprinkled on the mat
and out in the world. I know I have been really craving taking classes myself and
always being the student as much as I can :)

Alignment Tip of The Week:

This past Friday we focused on Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). This 
is the easiest of the inversions and alignment in this pose will help with all inversions.
Start with feeling your hands on the ground and pull your palms back like you are
trying to drag the earth. Continue this effort up your arm and create the same action
in the shoulder blades; dragging them down the back. Bend your knees and tilt your
tailbone to the ceiling straightening your spine, draw the front of the ribs into
towards your back so that they support the straight line of the spine. Be careful,
avoid "hanging" in the flexibility of your shoulders support them with your ribs
 and core. You may stay with your knees bent or straighten the legs. Heels should
not entirely touch the ground.  If down dog feels challenging try keeping your knees on the ground like Puppy Pose
or a modified down-dog.

Good work everyone with Downward Facing Dog this past week!

I look forward to seeing you all on the mat,

Sweet Day,