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How to Do Downward-Facing Dog Pose: The Complete Guide for Students and Teachers

You already know the basics of this foundational posture. But there are nuances to it that can minimize strain and maximize strength. That cue to place your hands shoulder-distance apart? It's not right for everyone. Reaching your heels to the mat? This can do more damage than good. And that unconscious habit of tensing your shoulders? Trouble. Here's how to find an approach that's right for you.