Asana 21 – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Posted in Uncategorized January 18th, 2009 by vera

From adho mukha svanasana swing through and stretch the other way. Your toes will get a workout as you roll them into the downward-facing toe position. Keep the shoulders back and the chest way open.  This pose is so good for the arms.

erd-vah moo-kah svah-nah-sah-nah

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

Here’s urdhva again, meaning upward. Mukha is face and svana is dog.

Asana 20 – Adho Mukha Svanasana
Posted in Uncategorized January 6th, 2009 by vera

The Dogs and Chats
This pose and the next two can be done slowly as part of your regular practice. Or, they can be combined into a flowing sun salute series (Surya Namaskar) and repeated a few times before or during your practice. They are good at opening up the chest, stretching the back muscles, and  strengthening the biceps.

In adho mukha svanasana, you stretch those arms and legs just like Fido. Keep your legs straight as you try to get those heels on the floor; I have never actually done that.

odd-hoe moo-kah svah-nah-sah-nah

Downward-Facing Dog Pose