Indoindians #7DaysYogaChallenge Day 5 Upward Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svasana)


Today we are in Indoindians #7DaysYogaChallenge Day 5 with Rutu Trivedi Panjwani understanding the Upward Dog or Urdhva Mukha Svasana.

This asana strengthens spine, arms and wrist as well as stimulates abdominal organs. Try it!


  • Inhale during up stretch
  • Normal breathing during hold
  • Exhale during going back


  • Improves posture.
  • Strengthens the spine, arms, wrists.
  • Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen.
  • Firms the buttocks.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Helps relieve mild depression, fatigue, and sciatica.
  • Therapeutic for asthma.

Contradictions and Caution:

  • Recent or chronic injury to the back, hips, arms or shoulders, pregnancy and recent abdominal surgery.