Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose

Outline: Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog pose) is a well known yoga pose that can be practiced in nearly every yoga sequence. It is energising and strengthening when practiced actively, calming and rejuvenating when practised with support. The pose is presented initially in a modified form, which is helpful if you have stiff shoulders and hamstrings. You will then learn techniques that will bring you more deeply into the full pose.

Benefits: Increased shoulder, spine, hamstring and calf flexibility. An overall strengthening pose.

Equipment: Mat

Level: Beginner

Duration: 10 min

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  1. Jigna P

    Good evening Rod: This is the best investment I have ever done in terms of yoga!! I am enjoying, learning and improving as a yoga practitioner and Hatha Yoga teacher. I have question for Downward facing dog, I have a caring elbow and it usually hurts during or after the practice. What do I change in my pose?

    Warm regards,

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