Yoga modification

Hi, I am a 55 year old new subscriber at an intermediate level. I have osteoarthritis of my left thumb joint and have pain when doing Downward Dog. Unfortunately, this eliminates many video options for me. Many videos without it, are a bit of a lighter challenge than I am looking for. Are there any modifications you might recommend for this pose, so I am not putting weight on the thumb joint?

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Hello and welcome! Yes, you can absolutely modify downward dog by going onto your forearms. It may make transitions a bit more challenging, but I’ve done it before when I had an injury and I got used to adapting. When in the pose (which is called dophin), do your best to keep your forearms as parallel as you can.

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