Downward Dog in Detail

                                  by Candice Mitchell & Lu Mueller-Kaul, illustration by Roman Jones


We’re working on a little e-book about basic yoga poses… so this post is a teaser.

When you’re in a yoga class next time, look around the room at all the different types of Downward Dog. You see dachshunds and great danes, and very often you see a strange crossbreed between Dog and Plank Pose.

Downward Dog is the most stereotypical yoga pose, but it’s very hard to learn for beginners. Ideal would be an instructor who gives some hands-on help with alignment.

In this picture you see what a good beginner’s pose could look like. In this case, a beginner with tight shoulders, but flexible calves. Try it out for yourself!     Continue reading