Downdog is often given as a "resting pose" in vinyasa yoga classes but it might feel like anything but... Why is that? Well, for one. us teachers may be leading you astray because downdog is not truly a resting pose. It requires an active body, mind and breath, and while it IS a good place to pause and slow down - it is meant to be taken with mindful awareness toward stability. On the other hand, there are ways to make this posture more restful by filling it with "ease". In this tutorial we will break down a few of the basic engagements and tricks to a steady down dog.