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How To Do Dhanurasana - Bow Pose Yoga - Benefits - Steps

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   How To Do Dhanurasana - Bow Pose Yoga - Benefits - Steps

How To Do Dhanurasana - Bow Pose Yoga - Benefits and Advantage

Holding the toes with the hands, stretching them up to the ears, assuming the shape of a bow is called Dhanurasana.



  1. Take prone lying position, legs together hands straight by the side of the thighs, chin resting on the ground.

  2. Fold the legs at the knee and bring them on the thighs. Knees must remain together.

  3. Bring your hands backward and hold the toes of respective legs from the thumb and forefinger of the respective hands.

  4. Raise your legs a little up and simultaneously raise your head and chest.

  5. Holding the toes, pull the legs towards ears and boring the toes near the ear. Gaze in front.

  6. While returnning to this original position, loosen your hands, take legs backwards, let the thighs touch the ground, leave the toes and ultimately bring the legs and hands to the first position.



  1. Do not try to bring the toes near ears forcefully if it is difficult.

  2. Gradually increase the practice.

  3. It is desirable tp practice simple Dhanurasana before one resort to practice above mention Dhanurasana.



  1. It makes spine and back muscles flexible, removes nervous weakness.

  2. It helps in removing constipation and pitta disorders.

  3. Those suffering from lumbar spondilitis should not practice it.