Downward dog is a foundational pose that has many benefits. It is an inversion (head is below the heart) so you receive all the benefits of being upside down (which we could write a book on). It prepares your body for handstand, stretches the hamstrings and calves, and strengthens the upper body. Thanks for sharing @yogawithjib #inflexibleyogis ・・・
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downward facing dog which stretches the muscles behind your knees. The left DON'T version is generally seen in the stiff bodies and the right one in the hyperflexible.
❌ Don't allow the back to be rounded like the left photo as it could strain your shoulders, neck, and upper back muscles.
❌ Don't arch the back and put pressure on the shoulder joints. If done over time, the humerus can crush the subacromial bursa to the acromion and cause an inflammation to the bursa. 😱 This is not to mention the possible negative effects on the rotator cuff tendons. 🙊
❓Does this mean don't so this pose EVER? ⁉️Let's just say, avoid it unless done under guidance of a teacher qualified in anatomical knowledge.