Welcome to “Yoga with Dr. Prajakta” and a brand new Yoga pose.
Today’s pose – “Dhanurasana” – derives its name from the Sanskrit words “Dhanura” which means “bow” and “Asana” means “posture”.
In this pose, the upper extremity pulls the trunk and legs up together to form a curve.
Let’s see how to get into this pose:
- Lie on your stomach
- Hold both your feet with your hands as shown in the image below
- Pull up both your feet slowly.
- Raise your arms and head along with your feet
- Keep the pose stable and pay attention to your breath
- Hold this pose for 15-20 seconds and then gently bring your legs and chest back to the ground and relax.
- Expands the thoracic region of the chest
- Helps alleviate hunchback
- Relieves constipation
- It is beneficial specifically to women as it improves the reproductive system and helps alleviate menstrual disorders
People suffering from:
- Spinal disorders
- Back pain
should avoid this pose.
Note: Women during pregnancy and during menstrual cramps should avoid this pose.
TIP OF THE DAY:
Yoga is all about the journey and not the destination.
Author: Dr. Prajakta Jawalkar