Revolved Downward Facing Dog Pose Instructions
1. Start in downward facing dog pose with your hands and feet on the floor and the hips up and back.
2. As you inhale, twist your torso to the left, reach your right hand toward the left ankle and gaze left.
3. Stay in revolved downward facing dog pose for 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side for the same amount of time.
Remove all tension from your neck, keep your gaze soft and breathe deeply. Maintain your hips up, press your thighs back and push your heels down.
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Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana Benefits
The revolved downward facing dog is a variation of the downward dog pose and has all of the same benefits, including a full-body stretch, a circulation and energy boost, and a relief from stress and fatigue. By twisting the torso you’re also deepening the stretch in your hamstrings, shoulders, and chest, massaging the internal organs, and helping your body remove toxins.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, high blood pressure, back, arms, or shoulders injury.
Preparatory, Complementary and Follow-Up Poses
Start with downward dog pose, standing forward bend or cat cow pose and then progress to revolved downward facing dog pose. Follow-up with standing forward bend or any other standing pose.
Related Yoga Poses
Try these other yoga poses to relax and relieve stress and tension:
Eye of the needle pose
Revolved head to knee pose
Standing split pose
Thread the needle pose
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