Dog Pose

Basic Yoga Postures (asanas).

The downward facing dog pose is one of the great favorites of the yoga world, whose ability to allow our muscle tendons to relax.

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The Dog Posture brings many benefits. With your legs you support a part of your weight and with your arms too.

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Or “downward facing dog” posture because it is the posture that dogs do when stretching. It is a posture that helps us to improve the.

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose). Description: Asana key in our.

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Downward Facing Dog Pose, also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana, is the best-known pose in yoga practice.

Basic yoga postures: description, benefits, contraindications and muscles involved.

The spine lengthens as the shoulders relax and the chin is parallel to the floor. We must try to sit on the sit bones and cross the legs without the discomfort of the posture preventing you from concentrating on your breath and your body. Benefits: Relaxation, strengthening of the back and flexibility in the knees and ankles.

Contraindications: People with knee problems. Muscle groups involved: pelvis and supporting muscles of the spine. Posture that is usually the beginning of other asanas performed standing. The head facing forward so that the crown helps to verticalize the body. Benefits: Awareness of the supports of our foot and the imbalances of our back and hip. Contraindications: People with low blood pressure or headaches. The plantar arch must be activated.

Counterposture: — Tadasana Mountain Posture Balasana Child’s Posture : Description: posture in which we seek to regain calm and feel the breath, opening and lengthening the back. The head can rest with the forehead on the ground or on the hands. In this posture we must observe how breathing affects our abdominal area. In case of pregnancy, separate the knees to make sure not to press on the abdomen. Counterpose: Bhujangasana Cobra Pose.

In this position our cervicals should be stretched and avoid making an undue effort with the neck. The return to the lying position should be carried out slowly in the reverse order that we have followed to reach this asana. Benefits: Stretches the spine and widens the chest. We place the shoulders, elbows and wrists forming a line perpendicular to the ground.

When inhaling, our back curves towards the floor Marjaryasana and when exhaling we arch our back, directing it towards the ceiling Bidalasana Benefits: Relaxes and strengthens the muscles of the back and the pelvic area. mobilize the entire spine.

Contraindications: with neck injuries keep the neck in line with the ground. Contraposition: one of the other. The neck should be relaxed and the shoulders should be away from the ears. In this position we must seek comfort within the difficulty that may arise. When beginning to practice this asana, the important thing is that our back lengthens, although at first we cannot stretch our legs or reach the ground with our heels. Strengthens the back.

Muscle groups involved: Psoas major and Iliacus, inquisitorial, triceps. Bhujangasana Chair Cobra Utkatasana Pose : Description: A pose that we will usually reach from Adho Mukha Svanasan Downward Facing Dog Pose by bringing the feet to the hands or from the Standing Pose by simply bending the knees.

To perform this posture correctly, the feet must be together and parallel, keeping the weight distributed at the base, bending the knees, raising the chest and arms trying to maintain the natural curvature of your back. Benefits: Strengthens both lower extremities as well as arms and shoulders. Contraindications: Tension problems or lumbar problems. Our arms should be relaxed as well as our neck and shoulders.

Gravity itself must do the work to flex our spine. Benefits: Posture to stretch the hamstrings and relax the back Contraindications: If you notice excess effort, bend your knees. To reach it, we will start from the Tadasana Posture of the mountain position, we leave the weight on one of the soles of our foot and slightly raise the other.

Opening the pelvis, we will place the foot in the air on the inner side of the other leg at the height of the abductor. Once we are stable in that intermediate position, we raise our arms and join our palms keeping our shoulders relaxed. To undo the posture we will follow the reverse order trying not to lose our balance while we do it. Benefits: Improves balance and stability. Strengthens the muscles of the foot and ankle.

Contraindications: If we cannot keep the foot supported so high, we can lower it but never support it on the knee joint. We place our arms in a cross, keeping our legs straight and without changing the position of our arms, in an exhalation we will lower our body to the right side.

In the posture we must keep our back straight, our chest open and our hips aligned. The upper arm should serve to pull and hold our body, preventing us from leaving the weight on the lower hand. Benefits: Stretch and strengthen various muscle groups, both of the lower limbs and the trunk. Contraindications: If there are cervical or neck problems, the head should not be turned towards the ceiling.

Contraposture: same posture with the leg changed. What we can get to from Adho Mukha Svanasana Downward Facing Dog Pose with Hip Drop. We activate the abdomen and keep our back straight and our arms stretched out. The wrists should be below the shoulders and the whole body should be firm. It is important to avoid hip flexion since we will contract the lower back, to avoid this our abdomen must be firm and up.

We can remain in the posture for a full breath and increase the breaths in this posture as we gain strength. Stretches and strengthens the back. Counterposture: Bhujangasana Cobra Posture Phalakasana table or plank Chaturanga dandasana: Description: Posture that we can reach from the Phalakasana table or plank posture or directly from the Adho Mukha Svanasana posture. The neck should remain in line with the spine.

The lack of strength in the arms can cause our hips to flex, so we must counteract it with a greater action in the hamstrings and concentration in the abdominal part. Muscle groups involved: Straight and oblique abdominal muscles, serratus anterior.

Counterpose: Bhujangasana Cobra Pose Chaturanga dandasana.

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