Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) | Yoga Fundamentals


Downward Facing Dog (Ardha Mukha Svanasana) is one of the most famous poses, and it's for a good reason. This posture is great for stretching out the hamstrings, calves, and for strengthening arms, legs, and back. This pose is also a mild inversion and helps to relieve tension in the spine by reversing the usual compression of the spine, and it also allows for more blood flow to the brain. Downward Facing Dog is a transitional pose as well as a rest pose. It's another one of the foundational poses in a vinyasa flow sequence and important to