Best of both worlds; stretches the front while strengthening the back.
How to do Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
- Lie on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by the side of your body.
- Flexed the knees, rotate shoulder and extend both arms to grip flexed ankle
- Breathing in, lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back
- Hold for 15 -20 seconds, as you exhale, gently bring your legs and chest to the ground. Release ankles.
|Stretches the Front – Eccentric Contraction||Strengthen the back, Engaging Concentric contraction allowing to grip ankles|
Other than giving us a good stretch while improving our posture, holding in this pose on our abdomen also provides positive pressure to improve to our digestive, eliminative and reproductive organs.
The more i read into this pose the more I love it, and now we know why yoga instructors are always getting us to kick higher and further!