Yoga Bow Pose

The Bow Pose is executed by raising both halves of the body simultaneously, through a combination of other yoga poses. The hands and arms are used to pull the trunk and legs up together to form a curve. This movement tones the back muscles and contributes to increasing the elasticity of the spine and increasing vitality and improving posture. This Pose balances the weight of the body on the abdomen, reducing abdominal fat. It also provides a powerful massage for the internal organs.

In order to execute this pose lie down comfortably on the front of the body, keeping the head down. While inhaling bring the knees up and reach back to hold the ankles. While in this position exhale and then continue by inhaling while raising the head and chest and pulling the ankles up by lifting both the thighs and knees off the floor. While arching backwards continue to look up. Maintain the position and take three slow, deep breaths and then exhale and release the ankles.

To execute the Rocking Bow Pose, come into the Bow position and gradually rock forward and back. It is recommended to exhale while rocking forward and to inhale while rocking back. The head should remain in the static position while proceeding with the Rocking Bow Pose and should always be looking up. Repeat this rocking up to ten times and then completely relax the body.



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Yoga Bow Pose
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