Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • FeaturesUrdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

OORD-vah MOO-kah shvon-AHS-ahna

“urdhva” = raised or upward

“mukha” = face

“svana” = dog

Upward Facing Dog Pose

Heart of Pose

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