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Hi, I'd like some advice from you other yoga buffs out there... I noticed that when I hold my Downward Facing Dog for a longer time, my shoulder blades start pushing in towards each other. Is that normal or should I try to resist it because it might lead to an injury over the long run? If I should resist it, then any tips on how to do that? Thanks!<br><br><br><br>
(I wanted to ask this question in class, but my favorite yoga instructor left the community center where I'm taking yoga, and the new teacher is kind of clueless... I am amazed she ever got certified.)
 

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<a href="http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/491_1.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/491_1.cfm</a><br><br><br><br>
you're right not to sink into your shoulders. Push into your hands, bend your elbows a little, push the weight back. If its strenuous then put a yoga block or brick underneath your head to rest the weight.
 

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you should keep the shoulder blades spreading and the triceps moving toward the floor. lift the collarbones slightly toward your wrists, and reach through your hands.<br><br><br><br>
take the weight of the posture into your legs. bend the knees slightly and pusht he weight back. this will take the weight off the shoulders.<br><br><br><br>
here's <a href="http://jenifermparker.com" target="_blank">my info</a> if you need credentials.
 
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