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Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose

Adho Mukha Svanasana - Downward facing Dog Pose

Adho Mukha Svanasana or the downward facing dog pose stretches and straightens the spine. In Sanskrit, Adho means down, Mukha means face and Svana means a dog. This asana or pose has been created by observing dogs. They perform this several times in a day. If you observe your pet dog, you will see how he does this to stretch and relax his spine.