Upward-Facing Dog Pose!

By HealthSignz | Published: October 31st, 2017

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Uplift your health by lifting your body the Yoga way by practicing Urdhva Mukha Svanasana!


Urdhva Mukha Svanasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Urdhva’ means Upward, ‘Mukha’ means face, ‘Svana’ means dog, and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. This pose gets its name from the shape the body takes in its full expression. This pose is a part of the Classical Sun Salutations and has a plethora of health benefits for a healthy living.


Body Parts at Work

The Upward-Facing Dog Pose puts the arms, spine, wrists, chest, shoulders, abdomen, and buttocks at work.


Psychological Benefits

Calms the brain and relieves mild depression



  • Strengthens the spine and improves posture
  • Stimulates abdominal organs and aids in digestion
  • Relieves fatigue
  • Therapeutic for sciatica and asthma


To reap the ultimate benefits from this pose, try to incorporate into your daily routine. However, always practice under the guidance of a certified Yoga Practitioner and avoid if you are pregnant or have a headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, or back injury.

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