THE SHOOTING BOW POSTURE

AKARNA DHANURASANA – THE SHOOTING BOW POSTURE

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Description :

Akarna-Dhanura-asana in Sanskrit means “The shooting bow pose”. This Asana involves the system of pulling the leg which gives the impression of a bow with an arrow to be shot and hence, the name Dhanurasana.

Health Benefits :

  • It helps and betters the process of digestion, clears constipation and treats indigestion.
  • It also helps in healing pain in the lower areas of the abdomen and also relieves pain in the larger intestines
  • The pose also helps in regularizing the menstrual cycle in most women.
  • Breathing is greatly enhanced with this pose as it increases the capacity of the lungs to retain oxygen.

Considerations:

  • Firstly, if you are a beginner do not try the pose when you are alone.
  • This pose belongs to the intermediate level of yoga poses and therefore if you are novice, you should not try

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