There are some common problems and misalignments for Urdhva Dhanurasana that you should look out for when doing this pose.
- Feet and knees turned out
- Glutes are clenched (which tightens the lower back)
- Hands are curled an/or weight is on the outside of the palm
- Pelvis is not lifting (which compresses the lower back)
- Elbows are bent
- Trapezius are clenched and around ears
- Legs are pressed straight