410. Yogasana 9 – Dhanurasana


While doing dhanurasana, our body takes the shape of a bow.  It is also one of the three main back stretching exercises. It gives the entire back a good stretch, thus imparting flexibility as well as strength to the back.

We have to do dhanurasana in empty stomach. Early morning is the best time for doing this asana.   For doing this, we have to lie flat on stomach. We have to keep the feet hip-width apart and the arms should be kept beside the body.  then, we have to move the hands to touch the knees first and then the ankles.  We have to breath well and inhale oxygen. Next, we have to raise the chest as well as the legs. Our eyes should look straight. The body will be in bow-pose now. We have to take deep breathe and release. Finally, we can release the hands from the ankles and bring the body to the normal position. We can repeat this for few more times.

Benefits of Dhanurasana :    Our back and abodomen muscles get strength. It helps to stimulate reproductive organs. The neck, chest and shoulders become wide as the blood circulation increases. The leg and arm muscles get toned. Our body and mental stress will be relieved by doing this asana.

People of all ages can practice this asana and get the benefits.


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