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Bow Pose

Type: Yoga
Sanskrit: Dhanurasana
Level :  Equipment : No
Lower Back

Bow Pose Steps:

Step 1:
Start by lying face down on the mat with feet together and hands (palms facing up) by your sides.

Step 2:
Bend at the knees and grab hold of the outside of the ankles (each with the appropriate arm). Lie back down holding onto ankles with both hands.

Step 3:
Inhale to engage the core.

Step 4:
Exhale to press the feet into the hands as the shins move towards perpendicular to the floor and the chest and shoulders raise off the floor.

Step 5:
Ensure the neck stays long, the eyes are gazing at the floor ahead and the knees are no wider than hip distance apart.

Step 6:
Hold the posture for 5 to 10 breaths and then return to starting position.

Top Tip:

- Stretches the entire front of the body
- Strengthens the back muscles
- Improves posture
- Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck
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