Yoga is about letting go. About letting your worries slide away like water off a duck’s back. But if you're getting into Down Dog, sliding on the yoga mat is the last thing you want. It makes you lose focus and it can even lead to injury (not everyone survives a spontaneous split). Don't worry, it happens to every yogi and there's a lot you can do about it!
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to improve your grip and not slip away. Minimal adjustments, such as subtle tightening of certain muscles, can already make a big difference.