FEEL: You should feel nice and warm after completing this, ready to tackle the program or workout!
FEEL: You should feel all the muscles in your shoulder working, especially in your shoulder blades under your arm-pit during the down dog. During the up dog, you should feel a gentle stretch you’re the front of your hips and your middle back.
COMPENSATION: Do not push back simply by moving your hips backwards. Actively drive your hands into the ground and use your shoulders to perform the movement. Do not let your hips touch the ground during the up dog, keep them elevated just slightly.
FEEL: As your bring your arms and hands down and apart, you should feel a stretch across your chest and pecs.
COMPENSATION: Limit motion to your arms, do not arch your back when trying to reach or separate your arms.