The downward dog pose, a transition move in many flow classes. Great for improving flexibility in the shoulders and upper back as well as strengthening the arms and stretching the hamstrings, achilles and calves. Another move that improves circulation to the brain and has an overall calming effect.
Really lovely pose particularly when integrated with a fun and energising flow sequence. Key things you are looking for are a nice inverted 'v' position, active inner thighs, shoulder blades drawn into the body. Always good to have your teacher look at your downward dog to help refine your practice.
Contraindications are wrist injuries and hyper mobility through shoulders and elbows.