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Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana

In his Yoga Sutras, Patanjali describes asana practice as the third of the eight limbs (Sanskrit अष्टांग, ashtanga) of classical or raja yoga.

Asanas have been created at different times, a few being ancient, some being medieval, and a growing number recent.

Here we see the intermediate level pose 'Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana', also called 'revolved downward-facing dog'. It is a variation of the 'downward-facing dog' pose, which is an asana in modern yoga, that is often practised as part of a flowing sequence of poses, especially Surya Namaskar.

Benefits: • Stretches shoulders, hamstrings, calves, spine and hands. • Stimulates the abdominal organs & Improves digestion • Relieves fatigue and energizes the body • Pacifies Kapha dosha • Strengthens the arms and legs


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