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 :)