Hand placement in Downward Dog

≤15 min. As our practice progresses, we become increasingly aware of alignment details that work best for us. Surely a case can be made for hands closer to the feet so as to reduce the weight-bearing of your arms while increasing the reliance on your legs, but that causes rounding of the lumbar spine. Refined alignment in downward dog evolves to ensure protection of your low back and ensuring that hand and foot placement through downward dog and plank do not shift. This short video offers tips for refinement in where to place your hands.

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