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Yoga Pose Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog) Pose And Its Benefits

This is known as the downward dog or adho mukhasvanasana. This pose leaves you energized and rejuvenates the body. Once here, inhale and lower your torso so that your arms are perpendicular to the floor and your shoulders and chest are directly over your arms. Keep your fingers from flaring out and keep them close together.

Benefits:

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It lengthens the spine, strengthens the muscles of the chest increasing lung capacity.
It brings strength throughout the body especially the arms, shoulders, legs, feet.
Helps to tone muscles.
It increases circulation to the brain
Calms the mind and helps relieve headache, insomnia and fatigue.
It helps boost self confidence.
Boosts energy.
Disposes of back torment.
Enhances dissemination.
Strengthens the immune system.
Builds upper body strength.
Builds adaptability in the hamstrings.
It calms the nervouse system and relieve stress.

How To Do:

Begin with sitting on your heels.
Stretch your arms forward, lower your head and raise your buttoks.
Lift yourknees away from the floor.
Relax your neck muscles and gaze at your thighs.
Hold the position for 5 to 10 breaths.
Gently release to your starting postion.
Repeat the pose 3 to 5 times everyday.

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