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Laura

when transitioning from downward dog to forward fold or lunge, I cannot step either foot to the correct position. I must grab my ankle and lift my foot into position It has been almost a year and still can't do it. Any suggestions?

Michele

I was born with short tendons in my calves, causing me to walk on my toes most of my life. I was a professional ballet dancer, so they can be stretched. Four years ago i had an accident causing nerve damage in my right shoulder and neck area. I can not get downward dog at all, which is very upsetting.....I can not get enough of my weight back over my legs (due to tight tendons) and the weight all in my arms really hurts my nerve damage. I am very flexible...i can easily put my palms to the ground in forward fold....i dont know how to get this downward dog to work. Any ideas?

jessica

Im readying a book and they talk about yoga and i just want to now more about it?
what is it good for?

Sravanthi

Its gr8 to do these types yoga exercises

Jacqueline

Photopoppy: You can position your hands a little infront of your shoulder to keep your hand farther away from your feet. Try readjusting your hands or feet distance until you feel you can keep your hip as high as you can while your back and hamstrings are all strainght!

FRANCESCO

NAMASTE A TUTTI GENTI IN AMERICA CHE VIENE DEL ITALIA E INDIA! NAMSTE SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN ALL SCHOOLS, JUST AS MUCH AS A FAIRY TALE IS BELIEVED TO BE IMOPORTANT, AND SO IT IS THEA SAME WITH NAMASTE! NAMASTE EVRYONE WHO WIKLL OPEN THEIR HEART CHACRA THAT WILL LISTEN! NAMASTE MY FRIEND AND BROTHER OR SISTER NAMASTE

none

Does anybody know what issue this came from? Greatly appreciated!

& YES, we need pictures & video footage, with specific instruction, would be even better.

thanks,

Photopoppy

Great article. I read this in the special "home practice issue" of the magazine, which does have extra pictures.

However, one question I have that I haven't seen discussed anywhere is how to adjust Down Dog effectively for different body types. I'm shortwaisted, meaning that the space between my shoulders and hips is and will always be shorter than that between my hips and feet. This has implications for several poses, but I feel the imbalance most in Downward Facing Dog. I'm sure there's people out there with longer-then-average torsos, too, who would appreciate being acknowledged.

Adam

Great detailed info, but more pics would be great.

Tanya

I agree with Jason. The instructions are very detailed but it's very hard to assure yourself it's being done correctly without picture guides. Unfortunately, I had to go to another site to get pics for your article. Hopefully, I can just use this site for all my yoga practices soon.

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