Downward Facing Dog pose is a total body pose that's great for stretching out your shoulders, lower back, hamstrings, and calves. It can be really difficult at first, but since it's a pose that's done the most often during a class, you can build your upper body strength fast, so it becomes more of a relaxing pose. To make it more challenging, try this fun variation called Three-Legged Dog. It will open your hips and hamstrings, and work on your balancing abilities. Not to mention it's also a great strength-training move for your upper arms and shoulders.
|Sanskrit Name: Tri Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana|
English Translation: Three-Legged Downward Facing Dog Pose
Also Called: One-Legged Dog
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