(GhS-II.18), (BrYs-III.22), (HS-25)

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Translation: Spread the legs on the ground straight like a stick, then catch hold of (the toes of) the feet with the hands, making the body bend like a bow is called the dhanurasana or bow posture.


  • Stretches and opens the  front of body, chest, shoulders, hip flexors, thighs, and ankles
  • Strengthens the back and shoulders
  • Stimulates  and regulates the organs of digestion, elimination and reproduction
  • Increases circulation to heart and lungs
  • Increases breathing capacity and alleviates fatigue
  • Improves the posture and spinal alignment, removing stiffness and energy blockages
  • Stimulates the thyroid, parathyroid and thymus glands
  • Improves function of liver, kidney and spleen
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Improves the immune system