Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Downward Facing Dog

Everyone who remembers their first yoga class will probably admit to giggling at the term "downward facing dog". But when you learn to relax into this pose, it quickly becomes one of your favorites. It is interesting to look at the origins of this pose - It really is quite similar to the streach Fido does when getting up from a nap.

Yoga Journal says: Down Dog calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression; it helps relieve the symptoms of menopause; it relieves menstrual discomfort when done with the head supported; it helps prevent osteoporosis; it improves digestion; it relieves headaches, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue; and it is therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, and sinusitis.

So next time you get up from a move called "couch potato" - try a "downward facing dog" and feel the benefits.

Quick snacks & drinks to keep you flowing druing yoga class... try GoMacro MacroBars & Ultima.

To keep your feeling of balance through out the day drink Vastu Chai.