Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) Success

I have been doing yoga for quite a few years now and have consistantly gotten better at doing different poses. Some of them still frustrate me though. One of them is Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). I have always had a hard time getting into the proper alignment and have never gotten my heels to touch the floor.

Until yesterday. Recently I have been randomly Googling Yoga to see what I can find for new websites to check out. The other day I found one for Bhanda Yoga that looked intriguing. I am a big believer in using the proper alignment in my practice and am always trying to remember how my instructor describes a pose. I read Mr Longs description on how to get the heels to the floor and it just clicked. I spent a half hour on the mat focusing on warming up and reading his description. It finally clicked and I got my feet to the floor while keeping my posture and alignment correct.

I will have to add his books to my gift list for the holidays. In the meantime I will be working my way through his website trying to push my practice to the next level.


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