Upward-Facing Dog Yoga Pose
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Another wonderful Yoga Pose inspired by our canine friends, this is a more challenging version of Baby Cobra Pose. It’s a powerful and invigorating Yoga Pose that releases blocked energy.
QUALITY Energizing EFFECT Openness, strength PROPS Blocks GAZE Forward and slightly up
1 Begin by lying facedown on the ground. Bend your elbows and slide your hands down so they’re i line with your bottom ribs. Press down into your hands and the tops of your feet and straighten your arms, lifting your head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and thighs off the ground.
2 Draw your shoulders away from your ears as you press down through your thumbs and index finge Move your chest forward and up between your arms, and press your pelvis down to lengthen your spine. Lower your chin slightly to protect your neck as you take your gaze up.
3 This is an intense Yoga Pose, so take 1 to 5 breaths before slowly exhaling back into Downward-Facing
Dog Pose or Child’s Yoga Pose Pose. If you don’t yet have the flexibility to accomplish this Yoga Pose as described, you can place blocks under your hands to bring the ground to you.