Pose Of The Week: Revolved Downward Facing Dog

Revolved Downward Facing Dog/Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana
Revolved Downward Facing Dog/Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana

Revolved Downward Facing Dog is a variation of Downward Facing Dog, with an added twist, leading to a deeper stretch, and powerful detoxification benefits. This pose requires proper alignment, strength, and balance. It is important to be very comfortable in Downward facing dog before attempting to revolve. 

The benefits of the pose include, stretching and strength building, detoxifying, and improved balance and coordination.This pose re energizes the nervous system, is known to be a tremendous stress reliever, and said to help alleviate headaches.

How To:

Start in Downward facing dog

Slowly bring the right hand to the outside of the left ankle

Continue to rotate through the torso and slowly turn the head to the left

Hold the pose for 10-15 breaths

Come back into Downward Facing Dog

Repeat the pose on the other side

Please note: This pose should be avoided during pregnancy and in the case of wrist or shoulder injury. 

 

 

Make sure to do both sides.. and smile
Make sure to do both sides.. and smile

After doing the pose on both sides, come back to Downward Facing Dog,  slowly roll forward into plank pose, lower the knees, and float into child’s pose. Breathe.

Sending Healing vibrations. Have a beautiful day.  ~Yogini Tiff

 

Photography by Ana Martins and Diana Melo

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