Revolved downward-facing dog is a posture with a wide range of physical benefits. It stimulates circulation, inverts the upper body, builds strength and improves digestion. It also relieves headaches, stress and back pain. The pose deeply stretches the hamstrings, torso and shoulders, and massages and stimulates the internal organs.
While in the pose, the intention is to keep the hips reaching up and back, maintaining the distance between the hands and feet. An extension should be felt throughout the body.
It is contraindicated for those with digestive issues, high blood pressure or headaches. It may also not be advisable during pregnancy.