Introduction: Dhanura Asana – The Bow Pose
The Sanskrit word dhanur signifies bow-shaped, arced or twisted. The bow referred here is a bow in “bow and arrow.” This asana represents as the body depicts the figure of a bow with its thread stretched out back at the ready pose to shoot a pointer.
It is pronounced as dha-noor-ah-sa-na.
Benefits of Dhanura Asana / The Bow Pose
The ultimate and obvious advantage of the Dhanura Asana / The Bow Pose is that it rejuvenates flexibleness in the spine. Daily practice session of Dhanura Asana / The Bow Pose would help to get relieve from lower back pain and also expel stress and strain form the upper back and neck region. The cyclic pattern of stretching and releasing of the abdominal muscle may increases the level of blood flow to this area and helps to cure all sorts of digestive troubles and uncomfortablenesses. Pains or tiredness in the legs can also be released after a couple of repetitions. Constant practice will helps you to develop upper-body strength.
You can perform Dhanura Asana / The Bow Pose 2 -3 times a day depending on your duration of breathing.
Step for Dhanura Asana / The Bow Pose
1. Lie down flat on your back in the Shava-Asana .
2. Lie down on the belly with the head twisted to one side and the arms beside the body with palms facing up upward.
3. Twist/turn the head and locate the chin on the floor. Breathe out and then bending the knees try to reach back with the help of your arms and hold the right ankle with your right hand and the left ankle with your left hand.
4. As breathing in, tardily arouse the legs by drawing in the ankle joint upward and arousing the knees away the floor while at the same time arising the thorax away the floor. Halt the breath. The burden of the body ought to be resting on the stomach.
5. Angle the head as far back as possible. Carry the pose as long as you can easily and comfortably hold the inhale breathing time.
6. Slow breathe out, getting the knees to the floor, discharge the ankles, tardily get the legs and arms unbent down on the floor and twist the head to one side, going back to the posture you began with.