Posture alignment is about how the muscles and bones are aligned to support the body during yoga practice. Creating a grounded foundation is the key, supporting back, neck, limbs allows for free movements and prevents injuries. Alignment in posture offers stability and balance.
Suggestions for better alignment:
Lengthen the spine, elongate the back and keep it lifted during practice.
Keep shoulders away from ears, actively bring shoulders down and away.
Engage core muscles, trunk and torso to support the spine.
Draw the abdomen in and up and the tailbone down. Finding alignment by tucking the tailbone protects the lower back by engaging the core muscles.
Engage all four corners of your feet. Distribute weight equally in the front and back of each foot. Arches lifting up, shins, knees and legs feel alive and grounded.