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Standing Bow Pose | DANDAYAMANA DHANURASANA

Standing Bow Pose
DANDAYAMANA-DHANURASANA

Develop patience, determination and concentration.

  • Improves function of the cardiovascular system.
  • Can help remove plaque from arterial walls
  • Develops concentration, determination, patience
  • Improves flexibility and strength of entire spine, relieves lower pack pain
  • Increases size and elasticity of rib cage and lungs
  • Flushes out kidneys helping to eliminate toxins
  • Improves muscle fatigue, lethargy, and stimulates the nervous system

Don't give up on yourself, you can do anything you can imagine.

  • Revitalizes the endocrine system, especially the adrenals, pancreas, thyroid and gonads
  • Improves sciatica
  • Strengthens thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, and arms, reduces abdominal fat
  • Helps anorexia
  • Improves posture
  • Best posture for the developing fetus 
  • Helps tennis elbow and frozen shoulder

Feel the pressure in the lower spine, creating compression there. Keep the standing leg locked as you reach for the mirror and kick back and up.

Muscles worked include the erector spinae, triceps, serratus anterior, gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus.

The Standing Bow Pulling Pose is a perfect example of the tourniquet effect in yoga, because it transfers circulation from one side of the body to the other, and then equalizes it, circulating fresh blood to each internal organ, gland and cell to keep them healthy.

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