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Bow Pose - Dhanurasana


Updated December 31, 2013

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana

© Barry Stone
Type of pose: Backbend

Benefits: Stretches the front of the body including the chest, abdomen, and quadriceps. Improves spinal flexibility.


1. Come to lie on the stomach, taking a blanket under the hips as padding.

2. Reach the hands back and take hold of the ankles.

3. On an inhale, draw the torso and legs up off the floor simultaneously.

4. If you can, bring the thighs to rest on the floor.

Advanced: Try taking hold of opposite ankles.

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