Adho mukha svanasana (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna), also known as downward-facing dog pose is one of the most widely recognised yoga postures in the yoga world and is a well known mild inversion pose that calms the nervous system, helps relieve stress, improves full body strength, increased flexibility and helps to relieve back pain.
This posture offers a great opportunity to focus on the details of your inhale and exhale to hone your attention on enjoying your breath before entering the pose, during the pose, and leaving the pose.
Downward Facing Dog Pose Benefits:
Increases flexibility of the hip, knee, and ankle joints, and strengthens the ligaments and tendons of the legs.
Reduces back and neck aches.
Abdominal muscles are strengthened.
Helps to ease stiffness around the heels and ankles.
Works on improving digestion as through breathing the abdominal muscles help in strengthening the walls of the stomach and intestines.
Helps relieve stress and depression.
Boosts blood circulation thus aiding in removing toxins from the body and energizing the body.
Strengthens wrists, arms, shoulders and legs.
Stretches hamstrings, calf muscles, back and legs.
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Nicky & Angela