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Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog

Pulling the attention in your core 💫

My third posture will be Ado Mukha Svanasana – Downward facing dog

Downward facing dog is a fundamental asana that practiced a lot. You can stretch your muscles inevitably, while you’re straightening your arms and back muscles.

I will not explain much about the anatomical corrections or alignments that might be equally spread your weight into your both feet and hands, straighten your back, beware of your pelvis’ position, and send your gaze to your belly button. But please do, because physical level is a manifested state as I understood so far.

Ado Mukha Svanasana is the perfect pose to articulate your attention, the gaze; drishti that helps you to send your focus to the particular place. It helps to be aware of breaths that move into the parts, especially on the your core of the body while you’re deepening into the asana. It’s not a just stretching or strengthening exercise rather it is a very effective pose to realize your breath, focusing to core, and contemplate to be in the present. As you intentionally be aware of your inhalation and exhalation you will slowly deepening in the asana.

Since asanas originally derived positions  to “be steady and comfortable, relaxing into the infinite” (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra),  there is no hurry and nothing to be achieved rather than awareness, and attention.  May all connect with the influx of powerful liberating force, taste the receiving love, and feel the joy.


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