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Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana Benefits, Steps, Precautions

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What does mean of Dolphin Plank Pose?

Dolphin Plank Pose is English word in yoga. Sanskrit word is “Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana”, and Pronunciation is (MAH-kar-ah ah-doh moo-kuh SVAH-NAH-sah-nah). If we talk about its meaning is Makara: “Crocodile”,  Adho: “down”, Mukha: “facing”, Svana: “dog”, Asana: “posture”.

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Dolphin Plank pose is similar to the plank pose with the only difference being that you balance the weight on your forearms instead of hands. Therefore, it is only the toes and forearms that lie on the floor, while the whole body is lifted and straightened.

Dolphin Plank Pose It tones your entire body, it strengthens and tones from the toes to the abdominals and straight to the head.

It is an intermediate pose that requires any yoga practitioner to have his or her own body awareness in terms of alignment in the pose. Your strong arms, core and legs are required to achieve the full expression of the pose.

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Preparatory Poses
Plank Pose

Follow-up Poses
Salabhasana (arms only)

This article gives you the right way of Dolphin Plank Pose, the health benefits of Dolphin Plank Pose and the precautions to be taken while practicing it.

Dolphin Plank Pose
Dolphin Plank Pose-Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana
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