Because, let’s face it, it just doesn’t feel like a yoga project without down dog. And because it gives me an excuse to post extraneous pictures of my real dogs.
Also, more seriously, because it’s a pose with a lot of different things going on physically — which means, consequently, a lot of room for variation.
Additionally, here’s a video tutorial:
[Video by Yoga Journal via YouTube.]
And one with a few chair and wall options:
[April Kirkhart instructing for Expert Village. Video via YouTube.]
When you get the chance, email your down dog pic to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking to have this installment’s pictures in by October 15, 2012.