Written by Arushi Bidhuri | Updated : February 3, 2022 4:41 PM IST
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) might be the first yoga you learn as you start doing yoga. The name Adho Mukha Svanasana comes from Sanskrit words: adhas meaning ‘down,’ mukha meaning ‘face,’ svana meaning ‘dog’ and asana meaning ‘posture’. It is one of the most widely recognized yoga poses that provide an ample amount of health benefits for people. This pose helps stretch, tones, and lengthens the entire spinal column. The nervous system is stimulated and decongested by it. Here are all the benefits of doing Downward Facing Dog.
There are many health benefits of practising Adho Mukha Svanasana, including:
Here’s how to do this yoga asana:
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You should avoid doing this pose if you have a wrist injury or carpal tunnel syndrome. Pregnant women in their last trimester should also avoid doing this pose. People should also avoid if they have high blood pressure, heart illness, vertigo, or a slipped disc in their spine.
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