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Floor Bow

Dhanurasana

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