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Yoga Basic Poses: Demon Pose and Downward Dog Pose

How long have you been performing yoga in your daily lives? Have you increased your ability to perform yoga poses (asanas)? Kindly remember to self evaluate regularly. It would be better for your personal development if you are accompanied by an expertise in asanas. Yoga can be difficult for some people who never do physical activities. However, there are some yoga basic poses that are easy enough to perform.

Through this article, we would like to help people about these yoga basic poses. Now, we present you with information about how to perform demon pose and downward dog pose.

Yoga Basic Poses – Demon Pose and Downward Dog Pose

Demon Pose (also known as Bhujapidasana)
Here are the steps to perform demon pose:
Yoga Basic Poses - Demon Pose (Bhujapidasana)

  • Spread a blanket or yoga mat on the floor
  • Make yourself into a squat position
  • Place your hands on the top of your feet
  • Place your hands on blanket/mat for variation
  • Shrug your shoulders and melt your heart
  • Keep your hands and arms strong while you with your inner thighs and lift off. Remember to balance your hands

Benefits of Demon Pose

  • Strengthens your hands
  • Make your wrists stronger
  • Develops strong abdominals
  • Strengthens your leg muscles
  • Make your arm muscles stronger

What Demon Pose Looks Like:

  • A triangle
  • Alphabet letter A

Downward Dog Pose (also known as Adho Mukha Shvanasana)
The steps to perform downward dog pose are as follows:

Begin yourself in table pose. The steps of table pose are as follows:
Yoga Basic Poses - Downward Dog Pose

  • Put both of your hands and knees on the floor
  • Take your knees hip width apart
  • Place your feet behind your knees
  • Bring your arms under your shoulder and make sure your fingers facing forward
  • Look down and allow your back to be flat
  • Press into your palms to drop your shoulder slightly away from your ears
  • Press your tail bone to the back wall
  • Make your top of the head to the front wall to lengthen your spine

Then, continue with the following steps:

  • Lean yourself back toward your heels
  • Press your hips and buttocks up and back
  • Straighten your legs

Benefits of Downward Dog Pose:

  • Remove your fatigue
  • Strengthens your ankles
  • Develops your arms
  • Makes your abdominals stronger
  • Supports and relieves stiffness in your shoulders
  • Good for digestion

What Downward Dog Pose Looks Like:

  • A triangle
  • A house
  • A dog stretching
  • An upside down alphabet letter V

In the next article, we will know about other yoga basic poses..

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