Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Written by Monica Kirchner

If you heard of yoga, you have probably heard of Downward Facing Dog Pose. This popular pose is also known as
Adho Mukha Svanasana.

• Stretches the hands, shoulders,
hamstrings calves and arches
• Helps relieve stress and calms the
• Strengthens the arms, legs and core
• Energizes the body
• Improves digestion
• Relieves back pain, headache,
insomnia and fatigue
• Promotes blood circulation
• Strengthens bones
• Therapeutic for high blood pressure,
asthma, sciatica and sinusitis

I love starting my yoga practice with Downward Facing Dog pose. It brings me into my body and helps me to feel calm. It also feels great to stretch out my shoulders and legs. Placing hands on a chair, or on the wall make it accessible to everybody. Join us at Willow Yoga

Join us at Willow Yoga every Second Saturday 1-2pm for a Free Introduction to Yoga Workshop – Join us for discussion about what yoga is and the benefits of practicing, with demonstration of basic yoga poses. Come dressed comfortably to try out some poses.

Please register via email: or call 717.617.2128.