🧘‍♀️ It gets things moving, stimulation through the body, encourages blood flow to both energize and calm your body.

🧘‍♀️ Will help clear the head. May even help open up sinuses and allow the flow of mucus if there is any nasal congestion.

🧘‍♀️ It is a great way to strengthen the upper ex tremities and build bone density, as it is considered a weight-bearing exercise.

🧘‍♀️ Helps to refine your posture and can even relieve neck and back pain if you practice often.

🧘‍♀️ Gives you that glow you have always wanted – The added blood flow to your face and brain, combined with the requisite focus on your practice, add a boost in terms of a youthful dewy afterglow and calmer overall expression.

How to do downward dog safely and correctly.

Step 1 Come onto your mat on your hands and knees. Set your knees so they are directly below your hips. Your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your fingers wide, really ground them, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and curl your toes under.

Step 2 As you exhale, lift your knees away from the floor. At first keep the knees slightly bent and the heels lifted. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Against this resistance, lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from your inner ankles draw the inner legs up into the groins.

Step 3 As you exhale, push your top thighs back and stretch your heels towards the floor. Straighten your knees but be sure not to lock them. Firm the outer thighs and roll the upper thighs inward slightly. Narrow the front of the pelvis.

Step 4Firm the outer arms and press the bases of the index fingers actively into the floor. From these two points lift along your inner arms from the wrists to the tops of the shoulders. Firm your shoulder blades against your back, then widen them and draw them toward the tailbone. Keep the head between the upper arms; don’t let it hang.

Step 5 Stay in this pose anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes. Then bend your knees to the floor with an exhalation and rest in childs pose.

Sanskrit Name Adho Mukha Svanasana