There are 12 basic Hatha Yoga poses and Dhanurasana or the Bow Pose is one of them. And out of the three main back stretching exercises it is one of them. It gives flexibility and stength to the back as in this position the entire back gets a good stretch. Recently, Kangana Ranaut performed the same asana on the Internation Yoga Day. Kangana Ranaut also shared the video on her social media profile with her fans and followers. Sanskrit: धनुरासन; Dhanur – Bow, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As dah-noo-rah-sah-nah While sharing the post, Kangana Ranaut quoted:
The very heart of Yoga practice is 'Abhyaasa'- Steady effort in the direction you want to go to. #Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self. #KanganaRanaut doing Abhyaasa of #dhanurasana this #InternationalYogaDay2018.#WorldYogaDay #YogaDay2018
Kangana Ranaut Practicing Dhanurasanahttps://www.instagram.com/p/BkRVLvHh-GX/
What You Should Know Before You Do This AsanaWhile doing the stomach stretch yoga asana, you must make sure to keep your stomach and bowels empty before you practice. For practicing yoga, you should have your meals at least 4-6 hours before you do the asana so that your food gets digested.
How To Do The Dhanurasana
- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping your feet hip-width apart and your arms beside your body.
- Now, gently fold your knees and hold your ankles.
- Inhale, and lift your chest and legs off the ground. Pull your legs back.
- Look straight and keep your face stress-free. A smile should help.
- Hold the pose as you concentrate on breathing. Your body should be as taut as a bow.
- As you get comfortable in the pose, breathe long and deep.
- About 15-20 seconds later, exhale and release the pose.
The Benefits Of The Bow Pose
- It helps to strengthen the back as well as the abdominal muscles.
- This asana also helps people with renal disorders.
- This asana helps to stimulate the reproductive organs.
- The legs and arm muscles are toned.
- Practicing this asana helps to widen and open up the neck, chest, and shoulders.
- It adds flexibility to the back.
- Menstrual discomfort is relieved with regular practice.
- This asana is a great stress buster.