Anatomy benefits of Urddhva Mukha Svanasana(Upward-facing dog)

(OORD-vah MOO-kah shvon-AHS-anna)
urdhva mukha = face upward (urdhva = upward ,mukha = face)  svana =
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana is one of the positions in the traditional Sun Salutation sequence.  Urdhva Mukha Svanasana has many curative and corrective effects.

  • Opens the heart, chest and lungs.
  • Stretches your upper back and the whole front of your body.
  • Strengthens your wrists, arms, shoulders, spine.
  • Can relieve sciatica, mild depression and fatigue.
  • Because it stretches the lungs and chest it can be very therapeutic for asthma.
  • Anatomical Focus
  • Core/ Hips/ Thighs
  • Back and Spine
  • Top Line of the Legs
  • Backs of the Arms
  • Therapeutic Applications
  • Depression
    Proper Alignment
    Nervous System

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