Watch Sun Salute Tutorial A Step Back Up Dog Down Dog
This is an explanation of how to step back to plank and then to lower to chatturanga. Rememeber to keep the gaze slightly forward while moving through chatturanga, instead of letting the head drop.
You don't ever have to jump back or forward during your sun salutes, but if you do decide to jump back, please do so with your abdominals engaged and land in chatturanga with your elbows bent at 90 degrees.
A tutorial for the proper practice of down dog with rolling over the toes from up dog.
This is a common down dog mistake and how to correct it.