Revolved Downward-Facing Dog Pose or “Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svanasana” (PAHR-ee-VREE-tah Ah-doh MOO-kuh shvan-AHS-uh-nuh), comes from five words: “Parivrtta” — meaning “revolved” “Adho” — meaning “downward” “Mukha” — meaning “face” “Svana” — meaning “dog” “Asana” — meaning “pose” It also goes by various other English names, including “Revolving Downward Dog,” “Down Dog Twist,” “Twisting Down Dog.” In this variation, the yogi brings one hand to the opposite ankle and twists in the same direction. Along with a deep stretch, the pose brings energy to the mind.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the arms and legs
Stimulates the abdominal organs and Improves digestion
Relieves fatigue and energizes the body
Stretches shoulders, hamstrings, calves, spine and hands
Pacifies Kapha dosha
High blood pressure
Back, arms, or shoulders injury.
Eye or inner ear infections
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
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