Upward Facing Dog Pose Breakdown – TriYoga with Katie

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Upward Facing Dog is a pretty common pose in yoga. We often see it built into our “Surya Namaskar,” maybe more formally understood by the chaturanga, up dog, then downward facing dog sequence. That’s not the only time you’ll see it but it’s probably one of the most common ways it comes up in your yoga practice. Also known as Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana, Upward Facing Dog is a beautiful backbend that helps open the chest, lungs, shoulders, and abs, while simultaneously improving posture. 

Today, we’re going to break down all the nuances within upward facing dog during today’s pose breakdown video. While we often see the transition from chaturanga, we’re going to take this breakdown from our bellies and build our base from there.

Upward Facing Dog Pose Breakdown


I hope you found this helpful. If there’s a pose you want help breaking down, let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, if you’re looking for more pose breakdowns, check out my chaturanga pose breakdown.

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