4 Steps to Master Adho Mukha Svanasana
This article originally appeared in Yoga Journal online.
By Nicki Doane & Eddie Modestini
Find stability in your hands and feet and a more extended spine as you move step by step into Adho Mukha Svanasana.
Clears stiffness in your shoulders; lengthens and straightens your legs; helps to create arches in your feet and strengthen your ankles.
Come onto your hands and knees, with your hands shoulder-width apart and your knees hip-width apart. Press the inner triads of both hands firmly into the mat. Turn the eyes of your elbows toward each other and align your shoulders over your wrists. Your knees should be behind your sitting bones to maximize length in your torso and spine when you move into Down Dog.
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