Dhanurasana–Bow Pose

Dhanurasana is very effective in weight loss program. It is a basic posture of Hatha yoga. Dhanurasana is consisted of two words: Dhanu means ‘bow’ and Asana indicates a Yoga pose.

Dhanurasana, also known as the bow pose, is a yoga exercise which is credited to relieving stress and anxiety, among other benefits.This asana is the eighth pose in the 12 basic postures of Hatha yoga.

Benefits of Dhanurasana – Bow Pose

  • Effective in weight loss.
  • Massage Liver
  • Improves digestion and appetite.
  • Kidney health
  • Cures constipation.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Gives flexibility to the back.
  • Cures back pain
  • Act as a stress reliever.
  • Strengthens ankles, thighs, groins, chest, and abdominal organs.
  • Cure menstruation disorder.
  • Improve function of kidney and liver.
  • It improves posture.

Procedure (Steps) of Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) :

  • First of all lie down in prone position
  • Slowly, fold your knees up and hold your ankles with your hands.
  • Inhale raise the thighs, head and chest as high as possible
  • Hold the pose for 12-15 seconds, paying attention to your breath as you take long, deep ones.
  • Slowly bring your chest and legs back to the ground, release your hold on the ankles, and relax with your hands on the side. Repeat for a few sets.

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