A standard vinyasa may be a yoga staple in most flow classes, but even if you’ve committed this transition to muscle memory, there’s a chance you may not be getting the most out of it. So, we’re breaking down upward facing dog, the second posture in this go-to sequence, right after Chaturanga and before downward facing dog. For a strong pose, make sure your knees are lifted and your wrists are in line with your shoulders. You should be feeling this!

Follow the pointers below, then learn how to get into upward dog with an equally strong Chaturanga here.

Want to keep working on your poses? There are more how-tos right here.