The yoga dog pose is also known as downward facing dog, mountain pose or parvatasana.
It is a major component of the yoga sun salutation series (Surya Namaskara).
The dog asana is good for strengthening the arms and legs and it also improves circulation in the upper body.
It is important to listen to your body when you practice this pose. Do not push yourself too hard or your back may suffer. Progress gradually and safely with your yoga practice.
To find out how to get in the yoga dog pose, check the sun salutation information.
The goal is to have your legs and upper body form 2 sides of a triangle. Here are some tips to help you:
Your body should look like this: