Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Downward Facing Dog Pose is also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana, Down Dog, and Downward Dog. The yoga pose is often done as a part of the following sequence of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). The pose helps to build balance and flexibility in your body. It's best for beginning yoga and is important in contemporary practice. Do not perform this pose if you're pregnant.

Downward-Facing Dog Pose

NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.


Tip To Do -

1 - Sit on your yoga mat on your knees and hands. Keep your hands a little in front of your shoulders and your knees below your hips.
2 - Raise your knees off the ground, keeping your knees bent and your feet elevated. Then straighten your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis, lift your sitting bone, and keep your inner legs from your inner ankles up to your groins.
3 - Extend your top thighs, stretch your heels toward the ground, and straighten your knees without locking your legs.
4 - Firm your outer arms and press your fingers against the ground, then lift your inner arms from your wrists to the tops of your shoulders. Keep your shoulder blades against your back and keep your head between your upper arms.
5 - Hold the posture for 10 to 15 breaths. To release the pose, bend your knees on an and lower yourself into a child’s pose.


The Advantages of the Downward Facing Dog Pose

1 - It increases blood flow and improves your circulation.
2 - It improves your posture.
3 - Stretches your lower body and strengthens your upper body.
4 - The pose tones your lower abdominal region.
5 - Increases bone strength.

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