Adho mukha svanasana is one of the poses in the Sun Salutation sequence. The pose helps to maintain youthfulness, promotes brain function and relieves stress. A variation of the pose is eka pada adho mukha svanasana.
Urdhva mukha svanasana is called upward-facing dog pose in English. Though it resembles bhujangasana, this pose provides a deeper stretch. Other benefits include opening the chest, aiding in curing asthmatic conditions and strengthening the back.
Adho mukha vrksasana, an arm-balancing pose that strengthens the arms, improves balance, promotes blood circulation and energizes the whole body.
Additional asana names that include mukha: makara adho mukha svanasana, parivrtta adho mukha svanasana and adho mukha swastikasana.