Downward facing dog

Downward facing dog

Asanas | Sunday 20th January 2019

Downward facing dog is certainly the first inversion which is taught in a yoga class. Per definition, an inversion is any posture where your head is below your heart. Downward facing blog is indeed an inversion. In deep inversions, the hips and legs are also above the head. It’s postures like shirsasana - headstand - or salamba sarvangasana - shoulderstand. Benefits of the posture Getting upside down has some benefits for the body; it helps relieve stress and mild depression. It strengthen the upper back and arms and improve lymphatic and cardiovascular circulation, as well as sleep and overall mood. Inversions are linked to muladh...

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About Cyro

Om om om yogis and yoginis!
Welcome to the Downward Facing Blog. My name is Cyrièle and I've created this blog in order to share my yoga practice with you, the questions I have the discoveries I make but also my side projects about this discipline, health and well-being. I hope you'll find here your daily dose of positivity and kindness - Namaste.


Asanas | Sunday 8th April 2018

Anjaneyasana

Anjaneyasana

One of my yoga teachers once told me that sun salutations covered all the basics that unlock every single postures. In other words, if you spend long enough practicing your sun salutations, you'll be able to do all sorts of backbends, arm balances and inversions (if that's what you want to do, of course).

I thought it would be interesting to break down the asanas that compose sun salutations, in order to understand their impact, their benefits and how to use them. Toda...

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