DANURASANA – THE BOW POSTURE

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Description :

Dhanu in sanscrit means “bow”.This pose is so called because it looks like an archer’s bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string.

Health Benefits :

This asana gives a good massage to the abdomen so it cures prolonged constipation, dyspepsia,and other disorders of the stomach.
Increases energy and counteracts depression.
It cures spinal hump and rheumatism of the legs, the knees and the hands.
It reduces fat. It activates the intestines and increases the digestive power.
It nourishes all the abdominal organs by supplying blood to them. This asana is a blessing to those who suffer from gas and other intestinal disorders.
stretches the chest and lungs.
This asana is very beneficial specially to women because it alleviates the menstrual disorders and improves the reproductive system.
This asana rejuvenates the spine . It prevents bones from being untimely degenerated.
It activates the pancreas and insulin is produced in proper proportion.

Considerations :

People suffering from High and low blood pressure, Migraine, Insomnia, Serious lower back, Neck injury, Diarrhoea, Headache, Heart problem, Peptic ulcer, Hernia, Thyroid or endocrine gland disorders should not perform this yoga.

STEP 1: Lie on your stomach, arms on your sides, and palms facing upward.

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STEP 2: Bend your knees. Bring your heels near your buttocks.

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STEP 3: Reach back with your arms and grasp your ankles. Let your weight rest on your stomach and not on your pelvis.

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STEP 4: Raise your knees further by pulling your ankles with your hands.
Continue breathing regularly and try to increase the stretching in the chest and the backward bend for a relaxed body and mind.

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