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Pose Name: Bow Pose

Indian Name: Dhanurasana

• Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles • Stimulates the reproductive organs • Opens up the chest, neck and shoulders • Tones the leg and arm muscles • Adds greater flexibility to the back • Good stress and fatigue buster • Relieves menstrual discomfort and constipation • Helps people with renal (kidney) disorders

Do not practice Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) if you have: • High or low blood pressure •Hernia •Neck injury • Pain in the lower back • Headache migraine •Recent abdominal surgery • Ladies should avoid practicing this yoga pose during pregnancy