Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Savanasana is a fabulous pose that works the entire body. It tones the arms, legs and abdomen. It stretches the spine, hamstrings and calves. it is also a great link between poses and sides. Once you're in your down dog, you can walk it, do a boy dog (like in the picture on the left) and even flip it! Here is how to get into Downward Facing Dog.
STEP-BY-STEP 1. Start on your hands and knees, with your hands shoulder-width apart and a little forward of the elbows and shoulders and the creases of the wrists are aligned with the front edge of your mat.
2. Press down into the whole fingers and thumbs, the balls of the hands, and distribute the weight evenly through the whole hands (not hanging out in the wrists). Tuck the toes under.