Downward Facing Dog (Adho Muka Svanasana)


Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana is the first pose I fell in love with and if Im honest Im still very in love with it. When your feeling stiff and tight its a great pose to hang out in as it gives you energy, relieves tightness and just feels so good.

For all of us practising Downward Facing Dog you will find it uses strength in your arms and legs to fully and evenly stretch your spine. It stretches your hips, hamstrings, and calves as it strengthens your quadriceps and ankles. It opens your chest and shoulders and tones your arms and abdominals. It even tones your hands and feet, preparing you for standing poses and arm balances.

So for all of the above reasons, I love Adho Mukha Svanasana and it is one of my favourite daily poses. 

Downward dog variation  

Downward dog variation  

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Namaste Yogis


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