Adho Mukha Svanasana

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Benefits:
In Downward Facing Dog, the head is lower than the heart. This allows the brain to be bathed in blood, calming the brain and gently stimulating the nerves. It stretches the entire back body, especially the arms, shoulders, hips hamstrings, calves and Achilles tendon. In this variation the head is supported, which helps to calm the Nervous System and quieten the mind.
Contraindications:
Do not practise this movement in advanced stages of pregnancy