One Legged Downward-Facing Dog
Eka Pāda Adho Mukha Śvānāsana
- eka = one
- pāda = foot or leg
- adho = downward
- mukha = facing
- śvāna = dog
- āsana = posture
Alt. Name:Three Legged Downward-Facing Dog
Category:Arm and Leg Support / Balancing
From Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Śvānāsana), one foot extends up to the sky while the opposite foot is rooted into the earth. The hips are squared and the toes are active. The forehead reaches for the earth as the shoulder blades rotate inward. The gaze is towards the back.
Tones and strengthens the standing leg. Improves flexibility. Opens the hips.