From the Kay Erdwinn’s Post Teaching Yoga for Round Bodies

Downward-Facing Dog is hard for most beginners no matter what their size. Because of having greater weight, the fat student may prefer a wider stance in both hands and feet for better balance.

The dolphin variation, where the forearms, not the hands, bear weight, can be used if the person is not yet strong enough to hold his/her weight in this position.

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