This quick video demos the proper form and alignment for upward-facing dog pose.
Everyone comes to yoga with their own set of unique challenges (for me, it’s lack of flexibility), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a “right way” to do each pose. Some poses you will need to modify – at least in the beginning – to suit your needs, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But knowing the correct way to do a pose will help you visualize what you should be shooting for – at least in the long-run. However long it takes you to get there is fine!
The correct form is also important to prevent strain and injury (yes, this can happen, even during yoga).
This quick “60-second fix” video from Greatist demonstrates the proper way to do upward-facing dog – a foundational yoga pose that improves posture, stretches the chest and abdominal muscles, and strengthens the arms and legs.
Here’s how to do it right: