- Strengthens the hands, wrists, shoulders, thighs and glutes.
- Stretches the hip flexors, abs and chest.
- Increases spinal mobility.
Upward-Facing Dog is a fairly unique pose, since it really only shows up as part of a sequence known as a viñyasa.
It is identical to Cobra except that you straighten your arms and lift your thighs up off the mat.
Draw your shoulders back, lengthen your neck and look straight ahead.
- Avoid Upward Facing Dog if you have a foot, ankle, wrist, hip, lower back or shoulder injury.