Yoga is an amazing full mind and body workout! If you are seeking true alignment with your mind and body then yoga is exactly what you need. One of the most popular postures in yoga is Downward Facing Dog. Downward dog is also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana. It is a forward bend that strengthens your legs and arms. It gives a nice stretch for your calves, shoulders, hamstrings, hands, and arches of the feet. This is a really great posture to use in a sequence as it leads to any other posture you want to perform.
The name Downward Facing Dog can be related to a dog stretching. It is so funny to see how much we relate to other animals around us. I see my cat performing downward dog all of the time!
Here is a breakdown of this posture, Adho Mukha Svanasana…
I hope you enjoyed the break down. Wishing you strong arms and legs after practicing the posture of Adho Mukha Svanasana!