ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA/ DOWNARD FACING
This position is use in most Yoga practices. It brings the
flow of circulation towards the head stimulating the upper Chakras and glands,
Thyroid and Parathyroid, in the neck, the guards of the metabolism, Pituitary
and Pineal, in the head. The Pituitary gland, also known as the Master gland,
is always mentioned, because regulates nine different hormones.
The positions not only have the physical benefits, they also
have benefits at a glandular plane. With a steady practice a yogi can balance
his neurons and hormone secretions, the ones in charge of balancing the levels
of glucose in the body, regulate if you sleep at night, the color of the skin,
etc, and it also directly reflect with the estate of mind.
In Downward Facing Dog you are stretching from the back of
the heels, the hamstrings, lower back, all the way through the spine, and neck.
This is also known as the Life nerve.
In most of the Yoga positions is involve the life nerve
stretch, like Paschimottanasana.
If you master this you will be ahead in the other positions.
How to get there:
-You can come from a Sun Salutation, or Balasana, also known
as Baby’s Pose.
-Once you are in the position the hands and the feet don’t
move towards the other. The finger are expand and the elbows straight, unless
you have hyperextension, in that case it’s recommended to bend the elbows
-The heels are on the floor, or as close to the floor as
-The knees are straight. Remember this is an active
-The abdomen it’s completely in.
-The chin towards your chest. Look at your belly bottom.
-Without moving your hands you push the tail bone away from
–It’s recommended to
do Ujjayi breath during the Sun Salutations!!