Benefits of Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

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.


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