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Pose Name: Upward Facing Dog pose

Indian Name: Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

• Stretches and strengthens the back, thus relieving the body of lower back ache • Most of the body weight is borne by the arms and wrists, thus strengthening them • This yoga pose helps improve the body posture and also stimulates the abdominal organs

•Avoid doing this posture if you suffer from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome or a back injury that is aggravated due to extension •Pregnant women should also refrain from doing this asana