Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) – Overview

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  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
  • Related poses such as Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana, Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana + Open Hip and Anahatasana.

Sanskrit & Naming

  • Adho Mukha Svanasana

AH-do MOO-kuh shvah-NAWS-ana

“adho” = down

“mukha” = face

“svan” = dog

“eka” = one

“pada” = foot or leg

Downward Facing Dog Pose

One-Legged Downward Facing Dog Pose

  • Anahatasana

Melting Heart Pose

  • Uttana Shishosana

Extended Puppy Pose

Heart of Pose

  • Spinal Extension
  • Mild Inversion


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