Bow Posture Tutorials

Dhanurasana (Sanskrit)

Benefits:

  • Bow Pose opens up the rib cage, which allows the lungs to expand more fully.
  • This 360-degree flexion of the spine revitalizes all the spinal nerves by increasing circulation, and strengthens the spine along its entire length.
  • Besides helping with all manner of back problems, Bow Pose aids digestion, fights constipation, and combats bronchitis and diabetes while improving the functioning of the large and small intestines, the liver, kidneys and spleen.

An explanation and demonstration of Dhanurasana, or Bow posture, by Bikram Yoga Manhattan's Raffael Pacitti and Byron Joseph Franklin.

Bow Pose - Relieves back pain, improves function of spleen, liver, pancreas and intestines; increases total spine flexibility and total spine strength.

Dhanurasana - Bow Pose.

Bow Pose - United States Yoga Federation - Scoring for Judges. www.usayoga.org