Yet another great Julie Gudemestad article. I'm wondering what is happening anatomically when people do Downward Facing Dog while collapsing between the shoulder blades (usually the arms are rotating inwardly, anatomically speaking, with the elbows facing out to the long sides of the mat)? It seems the scapula IS rotating upward, but without the engagement of the SA. Is this possible? My feeling is that it is not good, but why?
Can this question get to Julie? Does anyone else have any input?
Hi, I am wondering why you don't mention Dolphin. In Sivananda yoga we do Dolphin as a preparation for headstand to gain the appropriate strength. I believe it hits the same muscles as doing a Downward Dog to Plank transition, but has the added benefit of having you hands and lower arms in the setup position for getting into a headstand. Just a thought...
Very good article! very usefull tips. Thank you!
/Tara - Sweden
The layout of your currentn page is visually unappealing to me and not as accessible as the previous setup.