Adho = Downward
Mukha = Face (Facing)
Svanasana = Dog pose
- Removes fatigue (yes it’s a resting pose, once you find a way to relax into it). It’s great for those who have tight hamstrings and calves, such as sprinters and runners.
- Relieves pain and stiffness in the heels.
- Softens calcaneal spurs.
- Strengthens the ankles and streamlines the shape of the legs (toned and slender).
- Reduces stiffness in the shoulder blades.
- Relieves arthritis of the shoulder joints.
- Slows down the heart rate as the diaphragm is lifted and relaxed.
- Strengthens the abdominal muscles as they are drawn towards the spine.
- Rejuvenates and invigorates the brain.
*Suitable for people who suffer from high blood pressure.