Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) | Yoga Fundamentals


Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) opens the chest, abdominals, and the front side of the body while strengthening the shoulders, triceps, forearms, and low back. It's another one of the foundational poses in a vinyasa flow sequence and important to get correct to avoid injury. This posture is great for resetting your posture from sitting at a desk or from a slumped-forward posture.