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Bow Position (Dhanurasana)

'DHANU' means 'BOW'.

'DHANURASAN'  means 'BOW POSITION'.

After seeing the snaps you will understand as to why this position has been named after 'BOW'.

P R O C E D U R E

Step 1:
Spread your Yoga Mat on an even floor. Lie face down on the bed sheet. Stretch out your hands and keep it close to the body. Now relax yourself. Then bend your legs and hold them with the help of your hands above the ankle. Lift your head up while bending your back, stiffen your body and then raise your thighs while holding the legs above the ankle. Imagine as if your body is a Bow and your hands are the string. Stay put in this position up to 10 to 15 seconds without straining. Then rest a while lying facedown.

Step 2:
Follow the First Step as it is. Then swing back and forth in this position. You should make sure that your face touches the floor while you come forward. While you swing backward your lower abdomen and thighs should touch the floor. Now your head and chest should be raised upward. You can practice this position 3 times or more. It would be noteworthy to remember always that BREATHING IS AUTOMATIC. In other words you need not control your breathing while practicing 'Bow Position'.

Step 2:
Follow the 1st and 2nd steps sincerely. Then roll your body to the right side and then to your left side. This can also be performed up to 3 or more times without straining. Beginners will certainly face difficulties initially. If you persevere without giving up you will find it so easy to practice this position.

R E S U L T
Diabetes can be rooted out if you practice this position every morning. As your backbone is getting bent it becomes flexible and you look evermore young. This position is also good for Stomach, Intestine, Liver, Spleen, Pancreas and Kidney. The projection of your tummy if any will vanish mysteriously within a short span of 3 months. Also you can get rid of bad breath. This position will work like a magic in rooting out your back pain. You will have a good digestion. Yes. Bow Position is an aid to digestion. You will never be constipated in the rest of your life.

W A R N I N G
Patients suffering from ulcer, blood pressure and hernia are forbidden to practice this position. Persons who have already undergone any abdominal surgery should not try this position at all. Particularly LADIES in the family way should not practice this position. They are advised to start practicing this position 6 months after giving birth. At the same time if the ladies feel any inconvenience while start practicing this position.
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