If you've been to a yoga class, you're probably familiar with adho mukha svanasana, or downward facing dog. It's one of the best yoga poses that we can practice and below we'll discuss why that is!
Pose Overview: Adho Mukha Svānāsana
Pronunciation: AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna
adho = downward, mukha = face, svana = dog, asana = pose
Purpose: To lengthen the spine (while maintaining the integrity of the spinal curves).
Stretches: the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
Strengthens: the arms and legs
To get into the pose:
I hope you find this information to be beneficial, be sure to check back next week for a new pose breakdown! & I'd love to see your best downward facing dog! Feel free to post a picture of you in the pose to our facebook group here.
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