Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

by | Jun 11, 2020 | Yoga Poses


Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)


  • Stretches & strengthens the full front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas).
  • Stimulates the reproductive organs to release sex hormones which helps growth.
  • Strengthens the back muscles.
  • Tones the leg and arm muscles & Improves posture.

How to do?

  • Lie Down on your belly with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by the side of your body.
  • Fold up your knees, take your hands toward the back and hold your ankles.
  • Breathing in, lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back.
  • Look straight forward with a smile on your face.
  • After 15 -20 seconds. Release the ankles and relax.
how to do Bow Pose Dhanurasana perfect by lovely white lady


  • Avoid if you have High or low blood pressure, Hernia, Neck injury, Pain in the lower back, Headache migraine.
  • Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, consult with your doctor before practicing.


  • At beginner level, give your feet a little upward boost by lying with your thighs supported on a rolled-up blanket.

Related blog


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Yoga for toned arms- 5 yoga asanas to rescue!

Yoga for toned arms- 5 yoga asanas to rescue!

One often likes wearing dresses with off-shoulders. There are very famous fashion trends coming up for women. Men are not left behind in this, even they like walking at different places in trendy t-shirts, and seeing people looking soo fit with their toned arms might...

read more
Yoga to shoot up height in women- 5 yoga asanas

Yoga to shoot up height in women- 5 yoga asanas

If there is one body feature that many of us feel awkward about lacking the most is height. No one likes every feature they inherit. People keep trying for the betterment and the advancement can also be with physical height appearance. Some women want a better...

read more