Dhanush means a bow. In this asana the hands are used like a bow string to pull the head, trunck and legs up and the final pose resembles a bent bow.
- As the back is bent backwards, the abdomen gets elongated and is fully exercised and nourished, and receives proper blood circulation.
- This asana also cures spinal hump and rheumatism of the legs, knees and hands.
- The intestines are also activated and digestion improves.
- The body becomes more active as this asana also improves the energy flow and halps one to increase the stress bearing capacity.
- lie on your stomach. With your face parallel to the floor and your muscles relaxed.
- Place the arms beside the body on the floor.
- Slightly bend your knees and lift your legs upwards and extend your hands and clasp the ankles.
- Exhale and lift your head and chest away from the floor.
- Tighten the hand on the leg and inhale. Keep the lower abdomen and pelvic region firmly on the floor, and knees joined.
- Hold your breath and remain like this for 20 seconds.
Sum up: It is important to do this asana on an empty stomach as the whole body is resting on the stomach. For a better pose slightly rock the body from left to right and forward and backwards in the final posture.
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