Updated: Aug 4, 2021
Why do I need to put weight through the 'L's of my hands' in Downward Facing Dog?
Most people tend to naturally put weight in the outside of the hand, which strains the wrist. Spreading the weight through all 5 fingers helps reduce pain & wears/tears.
The upper arms/shoulders are externally rotated in this pose; to do this we need to activate the front of the chest and shoulder blades. This is done by grounding the L's of the hand.
The forearm should be internally rotating which is hard when the thumb isn't grounding.
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