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Dolphin Pose is a variation of the Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana). By many, it is also termed as the Puppy Pose (Shishosana) or considered similar to it. This pose is beneficial to those who experience complaints related to digestion.
The Dolphin Pose stretches not only the shoulders and hamstrings but also the calves and arches. Practicing this pose imparts strength to the arms and legs.
Dolphin Pose is an excellent stress reliever and can even effectively alleviate mild depression. This pose relieves menopause symptoms and also brings relief from menstrual discomfort if done with the head supported. Regular practice of this pose results in prevention of osteoporosis, improved digestion, relief from headache, insomnia, fatigue and back pain It acts as a therapy for those suffering from high B.P., flat feet and sciatica.
What you need: Room with fresh air (if you’re doing it inside, otherwise do it in open area), and you.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Initial Position: Table Pose
Drishti or Gaze: Forward
Rest in Child’s pose if you feel exerted.
Beginners should use a thickly folded blanket under their heads in order to support the neck region.
Do not perform this pose if you have: