Practicing adho mukha vrksasana improves balance and circulation, promotes digestion, aids in heart health, and strengthens the spine, shoulders, hands, wrists and bones.
Adho mukha vrksasana offers a range of mental benefits as well, including:
- Calms the mind
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Improves emotional balance and stability
- Supports mental strength
- Relieves fear
- Promotes energy flow to the head
- Improves clarity of thought
Adho mukha vrksasana also activates sahasrara (crown chakra), located on top of the head. Energizing the sahasrara promotes awareness. It is considered the seat of enlightenment and can make one spiritually connected with the Universe.