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Adho Mucha Svanasana / Downward Facing Dog comes from the Sanskrit word, where Adho = Downward, Mucha = Face, Svana = Dog.
This is a great posture in many ways. It has loads of benefits attached to it. And as with everything in life that is worth having Downward Facing Dog is a journey.
Downward Dog is considered in Yoga a posture you rest in. As time passes and you practice more Yoga, this can be a pose you get into at the end of the day so the blood and lymph can flow in the opposite direction.
Or it can be a resting pose during a class environment when the teacher will maybe give options to pause and breath in Downward Dog or in Child Pose (resting pose too)
And I now that at the moment it might be far from a resting pose, with practice it will become so much smoother and easier to achieve. I promise :)
Until then, modifications are key.
Remember two most important aspects of this pose for life long practice: