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  • Writer's pictureChristina V. Mills

Adho Mukha Svanasana | Downward Facing Dog

Downward dog is one of the most common yoga poses, and is strengthening for the entire body.



Etymology


Sanskrit Name: Adho Mukha Svanasana

English Translation: Downward Facing Dog



Adho - Downward

Mukha - Facing

Svana - Dog

Asana - Posture



Drishti


Navel



How to:

  • Begin in tabletop on the hands and knees with the hands should distance and feet hip distance apart.

  • Straighten the legs, lifting the hips. Internally rotate the thighs and reach the thighs backward.

  • Press the palms firmly down, while drawing the shoulders away from the ears and externally rotating through the shoulders.

  • Release the head down and look toward the navel.






 

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