Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) is back bend pose which is hard to practice as a beginner. Undoubtedly, people practice yoga to relieve stress and tension. It also adds flexibility to your body. There are hundreds of poses and breathing exercise practiced for different purposes. It would be great to take help from toga trainer when practicing different yoga poses. Otherwise it may result into awkward body pain.

Step by step guide to Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

  • Lie on your stomach and keep your arms aside. Bring your forehead in rest position. Now bend your knees in such a way that it should touch your buttocks. Now take your arms back to hold your ankles.
  • Once you are stable raise your head slightly upwards. Also lift up your legs and keep your back in arch position. Try to keep your head parallel to your knees to maintain proper stretch.
  • Hold the position for few seconds according to your stamina and move your head slightly downwards. Release your body back to normal position and repeat the process several times.

As a beginner, you could practice Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) with slight variations like half bow pose. The position has several health benefits but it is difficult to practice without proper assistance. It offers complete stretch to all body parts. It is especially created for advance yoga practitioners. It improves your digestive system and also regulates your nervous system. You should not try Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) if you have back or leg injuries.