Dhanurasana resembles an archer’s bow. This posture encourages a powerful stretch along the front of the body and a deep opening at the heart center, helping us cultivate an attitude of fearlessness and grace.
The bow posture is a great asana for the spine and it ensure blood circulation in all the spinal nerves. A strong core depends on a strong back. And, this asana is great for spine strength and flexibility.
The asana stimulates the solar plexus i.e. Manipura Chakra. Swami Sivananda has said that a person with a balanced Manipura chakra “will not be touched by any disease. His or her will and strength are amazing.” A strong and active Manipura Chakra greatly supports good health and assists us in overcoming many illnesses. When the energy of this Chakra flows freely, the effect is like that of a power station, constantly supplying vitality – bestowing balance and strength.
Stretch your thigh and torso upwards.
Avoid incase of slip disc, spine injuries and abdominal surgery.
Love this posture! As this is extremely beneficial and uplifting. Every asana opens our body, relaxes the mind. A good yoga practice is diverse and works on every part of the body. 🙂
Let’s go try some variations too!
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.