Adho Mukha Svanasana

Yoga Every Damn Day As a part of A to Z April Blogging challenge, I am going to post a series of Yoga poses. Don't worry I will keep it simple and crisp... and try not to make it boring.

Today's Pose is  Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) - that's the inverted V pose you see below. I usually hold this pose for a few breaths, before flying one leg into the air, which then becomes Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana (One legged Downward Facing Dog)

I do a repetition of these poses, as a warm up before my workout. Be careful with your wrists and elbows, don't put too much pressure on it if you already have pain in those areas. 


Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana



The benefits are:
"Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Energizes the body. Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands. Strengthens the arms and legs. Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with the head supported. Helps prevent osteoporosis. Improves digestion. Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue. Therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, and sinusitis. Warms up the ankles and the toes." - Source PocketYoga

All pictures are mine, clicked by my dear husband :)


49 comments:

  1. Great theme and a great start, Princess :) your a-z compilation could very well make a great yoga book.. :))

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    1. hahaha thank you Roh. I still have a long way to go :D

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  2. Thats great:-) Love your theme, as I love yoga. And learned something new -like the name of that pose. Good luck- looking forward to more:-)

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    1. Glad you liked it Eli. Thank you :)

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  3. This is so easy and cool, I love the simplicity of it.
    Good pictures.

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    1. yeah me too.. simple and effective :D

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  4. I have always found Yoga very intimidating. You make it seem simple and easy. That itself is a great accomplishment. Love the pics too.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. There are few poses that are really intimidating. As of now I am trying to get the simple ones right :) thanks for visiting

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  5. Wow thats great info and a great start.

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  6. I can see that your Yoga theme for A to Z can become a great book for those practice Yoga. And hope I am inspired to do it too! :)

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    1. One day one day :) thank you so much :D

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  7. Judging from the images you seem to be a Yoga Pro! :) I find this asana to be very relaxing. Great theme. Happy A2Z!

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    1. I am still learning Archana :D Thank you :)

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    2. I am still learning Archana :D Thank you :)

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  8. That is a great theme, Raj! I hope I find something there that will help me for my lower back and neck pain .
    Best wishes for the challenge!

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  9. Great start Yoga champ! I love this asaan..While in the middle of a surya namaskar, this is a breather to me :)

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    1. yeah... this is one of the basic moves of yoga. A breather indeed. Thank you :)

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  10. A very good theme and post! Hope to practice some yoga hence forth :)

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  11. Nice theme, but the pose is beyond me at the moment :D

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  12. Nice theme! Downward dog is something I can actually do...I'm going to see how many of these I just cannot do! {Might be a lot!}

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    1. Thanks a lot ... you are super fit girl... you can do most of it :D

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  13. Great theme! As a yoga novice (I do a little, in secret, at home where nobody can see how bad my balance is!) I can do this one :) I'm going to follow and see how many more I can do!!
    Good luck with your A-Z!

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    1. thank you so much Kay :D I hope you like the series

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  14. Fantastic theme, Raji. No wonder you are so fit. And the pictures are fab!

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  15. Yoga is the holistic way of living. I can do this asana but not with one leg :)

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    1. thank you for visiting Janaki. Try it, I am sure you will be able to do it :)

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  16. Lovely pics!! BTW, This asana sounds familiar. Isn't this one of the asanas of Suryanamaskar?

    A Stranger In The Mirror

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    1. yup it is :D and a great warm up for many yoga poses :)

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  17. Perfect pics! And great theme! Coming back tomorrow! :)

    *Shalini @Something'sCooking*

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  18. These have become a favorite routine!! i add 2 more variations to the downward dog - the dog peeing pose (IYKWIM) where you bend sideways from the eka pada adho mukha svanasana and then i slowly breathe in, bending the leg towards inner torso touching nose to knee!! i forgot wat thats called!! thats my one fav routine and downward dog is a brill stretch to back too :D its my resting pose sometimes esp after plank :S
    damn! that was a long comment - sorry! :/

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    1. uff sorry kaiku!!
      I yeah I do that and then go into wild thing... it's easier that way. Keep going girl :D

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  19. Rajlakshmi, love the theme and the beautiful pics. This is one of my favourite poses too. I'm already wondering which one you will pick next. Look forward to tomorrow's post.

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    1. Thank you so much for writing in Varan :) Glad you liked it.

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  20. I love this pose. You have done it with much ease, Raj.

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  21. Wow! It sounds like this pose is a cure-all.

    I did notice a definite spike in energy after doing it.

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    1. I know :D the benefits of yoga are plenty . Thank you for stopping by

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  22. What a fun theme, Rajlakshmi and the photos are so impressive, you flexible thing, you! I have never tried yoga. Seems like there are so many different approaches to it. I like these animal poses you're doing. I don't think I'll try it though. I may never be able to get up after. LOL!

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    1. hehehe thank you so much Cathy. I am so glad you liked the post. These are simple but effective poses.

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  23. What an amazing theme you have here. Looking forward :)

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