Dog Keller demonstrating arm alignment for downward dog yoga pose, adho mukha svanasana with skeletal model

Online Yoga Anatomy Tutorial: Doug Keller on Healthy Arm Alignment in Downward-Facing Dog

June 24, 2019

Learn how to do a proper Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and avoid hyperextension of the elbows. Join YogaU’s wonderful yoga instructor, Doug Keller, in this Yoga Quick Tip aimed at getting the most benefits out of your Downward Dog Pose with proper form.

Doug will walk you through the anatomy of the arms to explain how to properly position your wrists, elbows, and shoulders in this pose. Doing Downward-Facing Dog with correct alignment has the benefits of decreasing tension and headaches, decreasing back pain, building bone density, and increasing full-body circulation. Try it! 


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