Adho Mukha svanasana ( Downward Dog pose)

Adho Mukha svanasana (Downward Dog pose) : Some texts calls this as Mountain pose.

Salutation: Aum Khagaaye Namah ( I bow to him who moves in the sky)

Description: From Ashwa Sanchalanasana inhale and exhale while bringing back the left foot meet right foot. While doing so lift your hip facing the roof -similar to mountain. Push the heels and head down and look at the toes with the head down between the arms. Bring your shoulder blade together and push yourself more towards thighs.

Benefits: Core strengthening and we will be lifting our body weight which helps in weight reduction. Strengthens both arms and leg muscles. Blood flows either direction of the body. Stimulates blood circulation to the brain, strengthens the heart.  Also, relieves tension in the neck and shoulders.

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 14, 2016

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