Floor Bow Pose: Dhanurasana

Beautiful Woman Doing Floor Bow Pose

The final posture in the spine strengthening series, Floor Bow Posture really defines what it means to stretch the body 360 degrees.

Benefits of Floor Bow Pose

  • Increases circulation to the heart and lungs
  • Improves oxygen intake
  • Opens diaphragm and expands the chest region
  • Improves respiratory conditions
  • Opens shoulder joint
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps to correct bad posture
  • Strengthens concentration and mental determination
  • Develops internal balance and harmony

Tips for Floor Bow Pose

  • During the setup, make sure the distance between your knees and feet is within shoulder width
  • Make sure to keep your wrists straight which is only possible by grabbing the feet with your fingers, not your palms
  • Make sure your hips aren’t tilted to one side
  • Point or flex your toes toward the mirror, not the ceiling
  • Try to relax your neck and drop your head back as much as possible
  • Try to look for your toes and use equal strength in both legs to kick

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