Asana name: Half Bow Pose
Sanskrit name: Ardha Dhanurasan
Meaning: Half Bow Pose
Easy version of Dhanurasana. Useful for an obese person.
Benefits for Women:
Back pain, Neck pain, Asthma.
Taking the Position:
In prone position, bend the left leg and hold the ankle with the left hand. Stretch the right arm above the head. Exhale and while inhaling raise the left thigh, right arm, shoulder, head and chest above the ground. Breathe normally.
Releasing the Positions:
Inhale and while exhaling lower the left knee, shoulders and chin slowly to the ground. Release the ankle and bring the hands beside the body. Straighten the bent leg to the ground returning to prone position. Now practise on the opposite side.
Entire spine, buttocks, shoulders
Focus on chest, abdomen and lower back
Precautions & Contraindications:
As per Dhanurasana
Variations & Tips: