YOGA POSE: Urdhva Dhanurasana


Meaning of the word Dhanur, a Sanskrit word, is ‘bow-shaped’. Here we can see the reverse of the bow. While doing this asana, the postures of our body looks like a ‘Reverse Bow’. Thus it is named so. Look at the image. This pose is exactly the reverse of yoga asana known as Dhanurasana, the Bow Pose. This posture would help improving spinal flexibility and stretching the shoulders and chest. It strengthens our arms and leg muscles, too. (Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
How to Do Reverse Bow Pose: We can see that in this yoga posture, we are to do the posture exactly the reverse of Dhanurasana, the Bow Pose. While doing this asana, just lie down on your back, straight and in a relieved state of mind.


After you are on your back, just start pushing your back on the upper side of your body. do it slowly if you feel pain in your back of in other limb. Finally manage to balance your body on the base of your hands and feet. Here the your feet and the palms wold be your only attachments with your yoga mat.

Benefits of Doing Urdva Dhanurasana, Reverse Bow Pose

Regular practive of Reverse Bow Pose improves the elasticity of our spine spine and the joints of hip. It would help sliming our waist. Due to rapid breathing we would do during this asana, it helps increasing the capacity of our lungs to take more intake of oxygen.

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