What is Adho Mukha Shvanasana?
Adho Mukha Shvanasana is roughly translated in English as dog post (downward facing).
This is a basic level yogasana which can be performed by anyone.
You can use the yogasana mat suggested below and the yoga dress for your convenient.
Adho Mukha Shvanasana Effects
Adho Mukha Shvanasana strengthens your legs, arms, and neck.
5 Scientific benefits of Adho Mukha Shvanasana
Tonning up of hands and feet
Since we stand on the hands, and feet are in a trajectory position. It helps strengthen the hands and feet muscles.
We spend most of our time either standing or sitting. Which reduces the flow of blood to the upper regions of the body especially the brain. In this asana, it will be reversed and increases brain activity.
Since it is a downward movement and gravitational force will be high at the abdominal muscle. So, it naturally creates pressure at the abdominal muscle which will help improve the digestion.
Abdominal Muscles Strengthening
As the pressure will be on the abdominal muscle, it gets proper blood circulation during the asana which will help strengthen the abdominal muscle.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
As the blood flows from lower body to upper body, the brain gets a lot of oxygen which naturally reduces the stress and anxiety.
You can do Uttanasana before doing this asana.
Check out the details on how to do uttasana.
How to do Adho Mukha Shvanasana?
Here is a step by step procedure on how to do Adho Mukha Shvanasana.
Adho Mukha Shvanasana Video
Please do watch the below video for better clarity on the asana on how to perform it.
Follow-up Asanas for Adho Mukha Shvanasana
You can do Shirasasana after doing Adho Mukha Shvanasana.
Check out the details on how to do shirasasana.