Category:Arm and Leg Support / Forward Bend
From Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvānāsana), the forearms are planted onto the earth with the elbows narrow and the palms down in a Sphinx (Sālamba Bhujaṅgāsana) position. The pelvis is tucked. The ribcage lifted. The feet are rooted and the legs are straight with the tailbone in dog tilt. The gaze is down and slightly forward
Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. Energizes the body. Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands. Strengthens the arms and legs. Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause. Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with the head supported. Helps prevent osteoporosis. Improves digestion. Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue. Therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, and sinusitis. Warms up the ankles and the toes.