Bow – Dhanurasana
Lie on your stomach with your hands at your sides, palms facing upward. While exhaling, bend your knees and bring the heels of the feet as close to the buttocks as possible. Reaching back with your hands, grab hold of your ankles. While inhaling, lift the heels away from the buttocks while lifting the thighs off of the legs off the floor. Direct the gaze forward and hold the position.
- The Bow Pose strengthens the back muscles and stretches the front of the body, the ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, throat and deep hip flexors.
- It stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck and improves posture.
- The Bow Pose has been used therapeutically for anxiety, constipation, fatigue, menstrual discomfort, mild back pain and respiratory ailments.
- It is use to improve spinal deviations, such as scoliosis, kyphosis, etc.