Here we are, with the second asana to relieve few menstrual concerns of women.
Adho Mukha Svanasana:
The name comes from the Sanskrit words ‘adhas’ = ‘down’, ‘mukha’ = ‘face’, ‘svana’ = ‘dog’, and ‘asana’ = ‘posture’, i.e. downward facing dog pose.
Adho mukha svanasana is a part of the Surya namaskara series. While performing this asana, it activates numerous chakras. The asana has amazing benefits and is suggested to perform on a daily basis.
How does it help?
- It strengthens your abdominal muscles
- It improves the blood circulation
- It improves your digestion
- It helps to reduce anxiety
- It stretches and tones your spinal column
- It stimulates the mental functions, improves memory
- It also relieves certain headaches
- It improves your eyesight and hearing
- It helps relieve symptoms of menopause and also menstrual discomfort.
How to do the asana?
- Stand in Tadasana, the mountain pose.
- Inhale and raise your hands, exhale and bend forward, to form the Uttanasana pose.
- Touch your hands to the ground.
- From the Uttanasana pose, move your legs back one at a time.
- The pose should resemble inverted ‘V’.
- Stretch to make sure your forehead touches the ground.
- Bring your legs forward, to the Uttanasana pose.
- Inhale and raise your hands, exhale and come to the Tadasana pose.
Who should avoid the asana?
- Anyone suffering from diarrhea.
- Anyone who has high blood pressure.
- Anyone with a dislocated shoulder or suffering from back pain.