Yogasm Guide yoga pose: Downward Facing Dog


Downward facing dog, also called Adho Muhka Svanasana, is a core yoga posture in the Western world, and not one that is emphasized very much in the East.  This pose adds amazing benefits to your workout routine, and also creates new possibilities for finding your very first Yogasm.

The basic benefits of Downward Facing Dog are numerous: From building bone density, to eliminating back pain, to improving circulation. The other benefits include greater flexibility, strength, and greater focus. Downward Facing Dog deeply stretches the back, chest, shoulders, hamstrings, calf muscles and Achilles tendons.  It also strengthens the entire upper body.

If Downward Facing Dog is already part of your Yoga routine, give it a try.  We've added this yoga pose how-to on the Yogasm Guide poses page here.  

Have you already tried Downward Facing Dog and want to try something adventurous, sexy and fun in bed?  We applied Downward Facing Dog in bed and created a Yogasm Guide Position: Downward Facing Doggy (Adults only please). Have fun, but remember to be careful and try only at your own risk.