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Bow Pose

Sanskrit Name : Dhanurasana


Other Common Names : Urdva Chakrasana


About : This yogasana makes the entire body, especially the vertebral column elastic and soft. It is helpful in circulation and excretion. It removes extra fat of your hips and waist. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Dhanura (धनुर, Dhanura) meaning (bow), and Asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning (posture) or (seat).

Steps for Bow Pose

Lie down on your stomach side.

Lift your legs gradually and take them to the backside so that toes of both the feet should touch the ground behind the head.

Catch thumbs or ankle of your feet with both the hands.

Hold and repeat back.

Benefits of Bow Pose

Opens up the chest, neck and shoulders

Helps people with renal (kidney) disorders.

It provides relief from headache.

Improves posture

Adds greater flexibility to the back.

Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles.

Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck

Stimulates the reproductive organs.

Bow Pose during Pregnancy

Do not do it on pregnancy

Avoid Bow Pose when

High or low blood pressure

Hernia

Suffering from Migraine

Suffering from Insomnia

Serious lower-back or neck injury

Recent abdominal surgery

 

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