Adho mukha svanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana

(अधोमुखश्वानासन)

Adho mukha svanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. When we take each word of this asana and look for the meaning it comes out to be a very simple word. “Adho Mukh” means facing downwards and “Svana” means a dog. This would mean facing downwards dog pose. This pose matches to a dog that stretches himself with its front and back legs. Therefore this name has been attached to this asana. Adho Mukha Svanasana has many benefits showered upon us. It helps in energizing our body and could easily help you have a positive outlook to life. A state of complete calmness and balance can be achieved by doing this asana. The digestive system is stabilized while doing this asana. It also helps in relieving your headache as well as problems of back and other health issues. It also prevents the development of osteoporosis problem. It is very useful and good for your feet too. If you are suffering from headache avoid doing this asana.


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