How-to do Down Facing Dog, Yoga Tutorial
Down facing dog pose is a beginner yoga inversion and a common pose to find practised at almost any type of yoga class.
It is also a pose that so many people do wrong without ever realising as many yoga instructors fail to correct this posture. This short yoga tutorial will teach you how to correctly align this asana and help you get the most of it.
Down facing dog pose not only helps to stretch the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands.
It also helps to strengthen both the arms and legs as well as having a few other benefits that you may not have known about…
Key benefits of Down Facing Dog Pose
- It is an inverted pose. Inversions used within yoga can help calm the brain, relieve stress, headaches and mild depression as well as increase focus – reducing stress and anxiety.
- This pose can be very therapeutic, helping with digestion, high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, sinusitis, insomnia and back pain.
- It is an energising pose that can help relieve fatigue too!